Rural Long Pine Man Charged In Shooting Death

LONG PINE – A rural Long Pine man has been charged in the shooting death of an 18-year-old Merna man.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office says they received a call around 5 P-M Wednesday of a person with a gunshot wound near Highway 183 in rural Long Pine.

On arrival, the sheriff’s department found 18-year-old Logan Maring of Merna had suffered the gunshot wound.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

27-year-old Nathan Yankowski of rural Long Pine was arrested at the scene.

Authorities say Yankowski has been charged with second-degree assault and involuntary manslaughter relating to Maring’s death.

The Nebraska State Patrol assisted in the investigation.