NSP Investigating Scottsbluff Shooting Involving Police Officer


The Nebraska State Patrol has been called in to investigate a shooting that took place in Scottsbluff Tuesday.

Authorities say an officer with the Scottsbluff Police Department shot an armed man following a standoff that lasted hours.

Officers were responding to a report of an armed man yelling in a street armed with a knife and gun around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Officers say the man retreated into a camper parked in front of a mobile home when they arrived.

Following the department's request for additional assistance, units from the Nebraska State patrol, Scotts Bluff County Sheriff's Office and Gering Police Department arrived to help.

According to the state patrol, 29-year-old Matthew Schwab came out of the camper around 10:30 p.m., pointing a handgun at officers. That is when Schwab was shot twice in the upper body.

He was taken to Regional West Medical Center where he is listed in stable condition.

The Scottsbluff Police Department identified the shooting officer as Matt Herbel, who has been with the department for 11 years. He has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.