North Platte man arrested for Kearney shooting

Richard Fries is charged in connection with an August  25 shooting in Kearney.
Richard Fries is charged in connection with an August 25 shooting in Kearney.(Lincoln County jail)
Published: Sep. 3, 2020 at 5:13 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A man who is currently sitting in the Lincoln County Jail in North Platte has been arrested for a shooting incident last week in south Kearney.

Richard Fries, 47, North Platte, is charged with felony Discharge of a Firearm near a Vehicle or Building and with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Person.

On August 25, Kearney Police were called to investigate shots fired in the area of 107 Huron Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found a damaged back window of a vehicle parked in the driveway, along with damage to the front of the residence.

The damage is consistent with being caused by a shotgun possibly fired from the street toward the residence. At the time of the incident the residence was occupied, however there are no reports of personal injuries.

The suspect vehicle was described by witnesses only as a white or light-colored pickup truck. Kearney police were able to match the vehicle with surveillance video from nearby security cameras. Kearney police served an arrest warrant on Fries Wednesday in North Platte, where he is in the Lincoln County jail being held on drug charges.

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