Charges are pending against a 23-year-old Tekamah man who allegedly fired at a county deputy early Thursday morning, Feb. 28.

Zachery Gill was placed in emergency protective custody at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk following the incident.

At approximately 11:40 p.m., the county sheriff’s office received a call saying Gill had left his rural Burt County home and was suicidal.

A deputy was dispatched to the area and about 40 minutes later found Gill in a vehicle on a field road south of the home.

According to reports from the sheriff’s office, a deputy spoke with Gill and asked him to get out of his vehicle. At that point, Gill fired a shot at the deputy, reports show.

The deputy backed away and requested help from Tekamah and Decatur police departments and the Nebraska State Patrol.

After the officers arrived and a perimeter was set up, state troopers and an NSP canine handler went into the area of the farm home at about 2:20 a.m. Gill was found in an outbuilding and taken into custody without further incident.

He was later transported to Faith Regional by the state patrol.