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Date: April 19, 2016

For More Information Contact:
Brian Jackson, Interim Chief of Police, 402.441.7238
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information, 402.441.7226

Search for Suspects Underway in Homicide

On April 18, 2016, at 3:24 p.m., officers with the Lincoln Police Department responded to the report of gunshots heard at 1966 Euclid Avenue. Upon arrival, officers found the resident, 32-year-old Christopher Michael Coleman, inside the home, unresponsive. Christopher Coleman was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second man, 21-year-old Jerry Lee Griffis, Jr., was also located inside the residence. He sustained multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, where he remains in critical condition. A family dog was also shot during the incident. He was examined by an emergency veterinarian, but later succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators obtained a search warrant for the home, gathered and processed evidence through the night. Numerous interviews have been conducted as investigators continue to gather information to determine what led to the shooting. This do not appear to be a random act. Police do not feel there is an immediate threat to the public.

No suspect description has been released at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact an LPD investigator at 402.441.6000 or submit information anonymously via Crime Stoppers, 402.475.3600.



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