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Police shoot-out suspect says he’s not guilty in Grand Island court

Suspect’s shot missed officer by inches
Published: Sep. 15, 2020 at 4:56 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - A Grand Island man arrested in July after a shoot-out with police pleaded not guilty Tuesday.

Tejani Abdalla, 32, is charged with attempted first-degree murder and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony after allegedly shooting at a police officer in his apartment.

Tejani Abdalla had his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Hall County Court.
Tejani Abdalla had his preliminary hearing Tuesday in Hall County Court.(Kelsey Dickeson, KSNB)

Two Grand Island police officers went to Abdalla’s apartment in the 100 block of South Vine Street on July 17 to follow-up on a reported assault at a gas station from earlier that day.

During an evidence hearing last month, investigators said Abdalla fired two shots at an officer. The officer fired back, but neither was hurt.

During an arraignment Tuesday in Hall County District Court, Abdalla pleaded not guilty to both charges.

If convicted on both counts, Abdalla could get up to 100 years in prison.

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