- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Lancaster County sheriff says two deputies who shot and killed a man they were trying to remove from a Lincoln house properly followed departmental policies.

The deputies say 64-year-old Doug DaMoude was armed with a rifle when he confronted them as they rammed into the house’s entryway on Friday afternoon. One deputy grabbed the rifle and struggled with DaMoude, who was shot four times by two other deputies. They learned later the rifle wasn’t loaded.

Sheriff Terry Wagner said Wednesday that the two deputies who opened fire, Capt. Thomas Brookhouser and Sgt. Tommy Trotter, have returned to their regular duties.

Lincoln police are still investigating, and a Lancaster County grand jury will determine whether the deputies broke any law.



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