Arrest Made In Dowtown GI Shooting

An arrest has been made in connection the death of a Grand Island Attorney who was gunned down in front of his law office Wednesday night near 3rd in Locust in Downtown Grand Island.


According to Captain Kerry Mehlin, 58-year-old Michael Petersen of Rural Glenvil was arrested near Hastings Thursday by the Adams County Sheriff Department and the Nebraska State Patrol.


Mehlin also says Petersen was armed, but did not resist when he was arrested. It's unknown at this time whether the death of a woman in Buffalo County may be connected to the Grand Island shooting.


58-year-old Nancy Petersen was found dead Thursday morning and Buffalo County authorities say it's likely she knew the shooter.


Michael Peterson is being charged with 1st degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony. He is scheduled to appear in Hall County Court later in the morning.

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