Police continue to ask for information that might help locate the shooter in a murder in North Platte’s Centennial Park on the night of Sept. 14.
Police Chief Dan Hudson said investigators have served search warrants on the victim’s social media accounts providers, which they found through his cell phone.
However, they have not been able to thoroughly search the accounts yet, Hudson said Thursday morning.
People living near the park also supplied some video footage of the getaway car as it left the area, but the footage has not led to the location of the suspects, Hudson said.
The victim was Ethan Pohlmeier, a 22-year-old Mullen man who worked in North Platte. He was fatally shot around 9:15 p.m. that night.
North Platte Police Lt. Steve Reeves said the victim and a friend went to the park to meet up with two other people. Gunshots were fired and the suspects fled.
Pohlmeier was taken to the hospital by his friend, where he died from his wounds. His friend was not able to supply information to locate the suspects.
An anonymous source said the shooting apparently occurred over a relatively small drug transaction, but the police would not confirm that.
According to the preliminary investigation, the suspects were driving an older model green car. They headed north on Union Ave. after leaving the park.
Hudson said any bit of information from the public, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated.
“A little thing to someone might be a huge thing for us,” he said. “It might connect the dots in information we have gathered, and are continuing to gather.”
Contact the North Platte Police at 308-535-6789. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 534-8400 or go online at www.lincolncountycrimstoppers.com.