KWBE Radio in Beatrice reports that Saline County Sheriff’s officers are investigating an early Wednesday morning shooting, which happened in Dewitt, and have made an arrest of a suspect. Sheriff Alan Moore says 28-year-old Joshua Voorhees, of Beatrice, was shot once in the chest. He was taken to Beatrice Community Hospital and later transferred to Bryan LGH West Medical Center in Lincoln.
Saline County authorities arrested 25-year-old Zachary Grummert at his residence, 210 North Apple Street, in DeWitt. He’s being held for alleged 1st-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Sheriff’s officers investigated after receiving a 911 transfer call from Beatrice Communications Center, at about 1:24 a.m.Wednesday. The call was regarding a report of a male victim being shot by another person in Dewitt.
Gage County Sheriff’s officers and the Nebraska State Patrol assisted in the investigation. Grummert is being held at the Saline County Detention Center. Witnesses tell police Voorhees was shot in the stomach at around 1:20 a.m. Wednesday after stepping between Grummert and another man who were arguing at a house party.
Voorhees underwent surgery to his colon and diaphragm. He is expected to recover.