Suspect In Colfax County Shooting Identified

Schuyler, NE.- The name of the suspect killed in an early morning incident involving law enforcement in Colfax County has been released.

The Colfax County Attorney says 32-year-old Jason T. Van Buskirk of Columbus, was killed after shooting at a Nebraska State Patrol trooper and leading authorities on a two-county pursuit, before ramming his pickup into several law enforcement vehicles.

Initial investigative reports indicated shots at the scene were fired by the Nebraska State Patrol, the Columbus and Schuyler Police Departments.

The investigation into the incident continues.

An autopsy will be performed.

Investigative reports, once completed, will be forwarded to the Colfax County Attorney.

Nebraska law requires a grand jury be convened anytime someone dies while in custody or in the process of apprehension.


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Locations : Colfax CountyColumbusNebraskaSchuyler
People : Jason T. Van Buskirk