Friday, February 17, 2012

Fremont, NE: Woman hurt, man dead in Fremont

A domestic dispute probably led to a woman being shot in the face and a man's apparent suicide Thursday night in Fremont, Neb., authorities said.
Garrett Corn, 22, of Fremont died of an apparent gunshot wound to the head, officials said Friday, and a 23-year-old Fremont woman was injured in the shooting case that began about 8:40 p.m.

“It appears to have been a domestic situation,'' Fremont police Deputy Chief Jeff Elliott said. “She suffered multiple gunshots to the face.''

He said the woman was taken to the Fremont Area Medical Center and then transferred to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.

“The shooting remains under investigation,'' Elliott said.

He would not say if Corn and the woman were married or in a relationship, nor would he release her name.

Corn was found about an hour after incident began in the southwest part of Fremont, Elliott said, dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. He said as two Fremont police officers tracked Corn, they heard a single gunshot.

The woman's injuries occurred at an address on Union Street between First and Second Streets, he said. Corn was discovered about a half-block away near a shed.

Elliott said the Dodge County Sheriff's Office, the Nebraska State Patrol and the Omaha Police Department assisted in the case. He said an OPD helicopter helped locate Corn.

“I want to thank all the agencies that helped,'' he said. “The Omaha Police Department's helicopter was of immense value.''

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