First reported by KBRB Radio in Ainsworth, a 27-year-old rural Long Pine man has been charged in the Wednesday shooting death of an 18-year-old Merna man.
According to Brown County Sheriff Bruce Papstein, the sheriff’s department received a call at 4:56 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, of a subject suffering a gunshot wound at 88503 U.S. Highway 183 in rural Long Pine.
Upon arrival, the sheriff’s department and Brown County Ambulance Association found Logan Maring, 18, of Merna, had suffered a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Arrested at the scene was Nathan Yankowski, 27, of rural Long Pine. Papstein said Yankowski has been charged with second-degree assault and involuntary manslaughter relating to Maring’s death. Arraignment is pending in Brown County Court.
The Nebraska State Patrol assisted the Brown County Sheriff’s Department in the investigation.