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Sunday shooting victims identified; police looking for Kearney pair for questioning

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A Buffalo County warrant was issued Wednesday morning for Mariah C. Chamberlin, 19, of Kearney for failing to appear in court for trial.

According to court records, Chamberlin was scheduled to appear in Buffalo County Court Wednesday morning for trial on a count of driving during revocation-first offense, a misdemeanor. Trial was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., although Chamberlin failed to arrive for the hearing.

Chamberlin was cited for the alleged offense on Aug. 3 in Kearney. She has denied the allegations.


KEARNEY — Two Lexington men have been identified as the victims of Sunday’s shooting in Kearney.

Kearney Police Department officers also are looking for a Kearney man and woman who police believe have information in the case, according to a KPD news release.

KPD believes the shooting is an isolated incident.

Jared M. Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington died in the shooting at 823 W. 23rd St. A second victim, Joseph L. Garcia, 29, also of Lexington has been treated and released for his gunshot wound at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney.

KPD is trying to locate the residents of 823 W. 23rd St., Joshua J. Morris, 18, and Mariah C. Chamberlin, 19, both of Kearney. KPD believes Morris and Chamberlin have information related to the investigation, the news release indicated.

The case is being investigated as a homicide, and believe Morris may have been injured during the shooting.

Investigators also are interested in any residential or business surveillance camera footage or information circulating on social media in reference to this case. Investigators have spoken with multiple witnesses and are working to identify the suspects, according to the news release.

“Members of KPD Uniform Patrol, Criminal Investigations, Crime Lab and allied agencies have worked tirelessly for the past 24 hours on this case and continue tonight,” said KPS Chief Bryan Waugh, in the news release.

Witnesses to the shooting or anyone with information on the whereabouts of Morris or Chamberlin are asked to contact KPD at 308-237-2104, Buffalo County Crimestoppers 308-237-3424 or through the See It Say It Send It App.

KPD has been assisted by the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, UNK Police, Buffalo County Attorney’s Office and other agencies.


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