Man arrested for second-degree murder in workplace shooting near Hartington

LINCOLN, Nebraska (Nebraska) – A man suspected of killing a colleague near Hartington has been charged with second-degree murder.

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office received a call about the shooting shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Nebraska State Patrol. They responded to the scene, which was a tower construction site near the intersection of Highway 57 and 885 Road, about two miles north of Hartington.

NSP reported that several crew members working on the turret were present at the time of the shooting. Other crew members tried to save the victim.

The victim suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, where he died, according to NSP.

Investigators believe that the shooting occurred during an argument between the suspect and the victim at the workplace. A suspect named David Phillips, 20, of Kenner, Louisiana, is in the Cedar County Jail for second-degree murder, possession of a stolen firearm, and use of a lethal weapon to commit a felony.

The investigation is ongoing.

Authorities have not yet released the name of the victim because they are still working to find family members.

The Cedar County Sheriff’s Office found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds in rural Cedar County on Wednesday morning.

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