A grand jury will be convened next week in Madison County to investigate the circumstances surrounding the June 9 death of Cory Dittman of Norfolk.
Madison County District Court Judge Mark Johnson said a grand jury will be Tuesday, June 18.
In Nebraska, a grand jury must be called when an individual has died while being apprehended by or while in the custody of a law enforcement officer or jail personnel. The purpose is to investigate the death to determine if any charges should be filed against any person involved with the situation, Johnson said.
By law, the work of a grand jury is conducted in secrecy, the judge added.
Dittman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after earlier shooting a Norfolk man and then holing up inside a residence near downtown Norfolk last Sunday for much of the day.