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New details were released Friday about the Valentine's Day shooting, in Norfolk, Nebraska, that put the victim in the hospital with a bullet wound to her head, and sent the suspect into hiding.
34-year-old Carlos Alfredo Arevalo-Martinez is suspected of shooting 33-year-old Edna Little Elk in her Norfolk home, on Tuesday. According to court documents, a witness says Martinez asked for Little Elk when he arrived at her home on South 3rd Street at about Noon.
That witness, Sada Carr, says after Martinez arrived he showed her two guns, a 22-caliber revolver, and a 25-caliber semi-automatic pistol. Carr then went into the home's bedroom, and Little Elk came out to meet Martinez.
Bennie Smith, the man who drove Martinez to Little Elk's home, says he heard the two arguing, and then heard a gunshot. Smith found Little Elk lying on the floor with a gunshot wound to the head.
Little Elk's family has asked doctors not to release her current condition, but at last report, she was in serious condition in an Omaha hospital.
Martinez was on the run for two days. But, authorities finally tracked him to a trailer home, in Stanton, Nebraska. After a four-hour standoff, Thursday night, police launched tear gas into the trailer, and forced their way in.
But, when the smoke cleared, Martinez wasn't inside. It didn't take long for police to find Martinez under the trailer. Treated at a local hospital for hypothermia, dogs bites, and exposure to the tear gas, Martinez was released late last night. He'll be in court, next Tuesday, to face charges of 1st-degree assault, and use of a firearm to commit a felony.
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