Arrest made for 2nd degree murder in North Platte

The North Platte Police Department has released the name of the suspect and the victim of a deadly shooting in North Platte on Friday. (SOURCE: Jace Barraclough/KNOP-TV)

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (KNOP-TV) - Deputy Chief of Police of the North Platte Police Department is releasing the name of the suspect and the victim in a fatal shooting in North Platte Friday afternoon.

Chief Steve Reeves is listing Keith L. Allen, 43, as the suspect. Allen is facing a 2nd Degree murder charge, as well as Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony. He is incarcerated at Lincoln County Detention Center.

He is being held for shooting 25 year old Brett Allen Torres. Torres died after being shot several times with a .45 caliber handgun.

At 2:32 PM on Friday, the North Platte 911 Center received several 911 calls reporting gun shots in the 100 block of N. Chestnut St. One caller reported that he was forced to defend himself and shot another person.

North Platte Police Officers and Lincoln County Sheriff Deputies arrived and quickly secured the area.

Torres was found inside of his vehicle parked in the alley north of 101 N. Chestnut. He was unresponsive and transported to Great Plains Health by the North Platte Fire Department.

Police investigators are still processing the crime scene and interviewing witnesses. The Lincoln County Corner’s Office is making arrangements for a forensic autopsy to be performed next week.