One man arrested after starter pistols fired at Lincoln residence

Lincoln police arrested a man and were searching for two others in connection with a case in which starter pistols were fired at people on a porch.

Around 7:20 p.m. Thursday, Lincoln officers responded to reports of gunfire near 22nd and Y Streets.

A man told police he was standing on the porch of a house when a sedan stopped and three men stepped out and threatened to shoot him.

Other residents joined the man on the porch, police said, and the three men fired handguns at them.

The first man on the porch identified one of the three men as his daughter’s 19-year-old boyfriend, police said.

Officers said they found 14 shell casings in the street near the residence.

Police said the 19-year-old was found about 10 minutes after the shooting in a parking lot near 14th and Superior Streets.

The 19-year-old, who had two starter pistols, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of making terroristic threats.

Police noted that a starter pistol, which fires blanks, sounds like and appears to be a real handgun.

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