Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Nebraska Firefighter Shooting

OMAHA, Neb. --

Second-degree attempted murder charges were filed Monday in Cass County against a man accused of shooting a volunteer firefighter.

Firefighter Rodger Alley was one of four Ashland volunteer firefighters who responded to reports of a brush fire near Horseshoe Lake on Wednesday. According to the Cass County sheriff, firefighters told the owner of the property, Stanley Bjorkman, 58, that he would receive a citation on suspicion of illegal burning.

Alley was shot in the arm.

Bjorkman is charged with second-degree attempted murder, second-degree assault and attempted second-degree assault of an officer, plus weapons charges.

Deputies said Bjorkman held law officers at bay for two hours until he was shot when he came out of his house with a gun.

Bjorkman is expected to be in Cass County Court on Tuesday morning.

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