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Nebraska Man Accused of Shooting Woman Holding Their Baby, Killing Her 'Hero' Brother Who Tried to Intervene

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Source: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Jan. 29 2024, Published 3:02 p.m. ET

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A man in Nebraska was accused of a shooting that wounded the mother of his child and killed the woman’s brother.

Elijah Logan faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder, burglary, first-degree domestic violence, first-degree assault, and two counts of use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony, KETV reported.

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According to authorities, on May 12, 2023, Logan was armed when he kicked in the door of a home in Blair. Once inside the residence, he went upstairs, where he found Sam Ely, the mother of his baby.

Prosecutors claim Logan shot her in the legs while the baby was in her arms. During the incident, police said, the woman’s brother, Jordan Ely, confronted Logan, who shot him dead.

The infant was unharmed during the incident, according to officials.

Authorities alleged the suspect went to the residence with the intention of killing.

Logan turned himself in to police following a four-day manhunt. He is expected to go to trial later this year, KETV recently reported.

In a GoFundMe, the victims’ sister, Alexis Ely, wrote that her brother “died a hero.”

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According to the post on the fundraiser site, “Jordan awoke to the sounds of our little sister crying out for help and without hesitation, he ran upstairs to save her from the person who had broken into the home.”

“Most people would run away or hide from the sound of an intruder, but not Jordan,” the post reads. “He had only one thing on his mind, his family. Running towards the chaos, Jordan was fatally shot when reaching my sister’s bedroom. He lost his life saving our sister and our nephew and I know for a fact he would choose the same path if given the opportunity to do it again.”

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