Bond Set For Suspect In Bellevue Apartment Shooting

Bond was set Thursday morning at 10 percent of $500,000 for a Bellevue man charged in last week's apartment shooting.

Twenty-six-year-old Brent Springer faces three counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony, two counts of first-degree assault and making terroristic threats in connection with the August 27th shooting at the Tregaron Oaks Apartments at Scarborough Drive and Capehart Road.

Three men who'd gone to visit Springer found him intoxicated and upset about an earlier argument with his wife. During the evening, Springer became despondent and got a gun from the bedroom, pointing it to his head. One of the men, 19-year-old Geoff Getzschman of Herman, Nebraska, tried to take the gun away, but was unsuccessful. Springer then allegedly shot Getzschman three times.

One of the other visitors, 23-year-old Alex Baggett of Columbus Ohio, ran to the bathroom and locked the door. Springer followed and fired two shots into the door, but Baggett was not hit.

Sarpy County Sheriff's Department deputies called to the apartment complex just after 9 p.m. saw Springer driving away in a pickup that belonged to Getzschman. Springer ran a red light and lost control of the vehicle, which struck the curb and rolled over.

Springer suffered a laceration to the head and other minor injuries. The gun believed to have been used in the shooting was recovered at the accident scene.

Getzschman is recovering from wounds to his upper chest, abdomen and thigh.


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