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.

In other news

WOODLAND PARK — A man who reportedly was intoxicated on Saturday faces a felony charge after reportedly causing a disturbance and becoming non-complaint.

LINCOLN — Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Thursday he has made appointments, including several Northeast and North Central Nebraskans, to fill Nebraska’s boards and commissions.

Beginning Monday, July 29, West Norfolk Avenue between what’s known as Emergency Road and 27th Street will be closed to traffic due to the construction of the skywalk connecting Faith Regional’s new South Medical Office Building with its existing west campus.

State health officials have confirmed the death of a woman in North Central Nebraska from West Nile virus.