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Neb. volunteer firefighter shot at fire scene

Injuries are non-life threatening, suspect shot by police after two-hour stand-off

ASHLAND, Neb. A Horseshoe Lake man shot and injured an Ashland firefighter and was shot by a State Patrol SWAT team after a two hour standoff on Wednesday.

Rodger Alley, a longtime member of the Ashland Volunteer Fire Department, was shot in the arm by Stanley Bjorkman, a resident of Horseshoe Lake. He was taken to Creighton University Medical Center where he was treated and released.

The incident began about 4:30 p.m. when a Horseshoe Lake resident called to report a neighbor who was burning without a permit.

Horseshoe Lake is a residential area near Wildlife Safari Park and Interstate 80 in Cass County.

Bjorkman, 58, was burning leaves in an open area at his home at 1091 Smitty Lane at the entrance to the peninsula at Horseshoe Lake. With winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour, Bjorkman's neighbor, Doug Peters, called the Cass County Sheriff's Department to report the fire. Peters is the public works director for the City of Ashland.

Full Story: Horseshoe Lake man shoots Ashland firefighter

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