Nebraska man, 81, arrested after 78-year-old wife found shot in the head 06/21/2021 1:11 pm PDT Comments Lancaster County LINCOLN, Neb. (TCD) -- An 81-year-old man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting his 78-year-old wife in the head at home. According to the Lincoln Journal-Star, officers from the Lincoln Police Department responded to a home near 18th Street and Dakota Street about a shooting early Sunday morning. Officer Erin Spilker told the Journal-Star the victim's 42-year-old son heard the sound of a gunshot, then found his mother in the living room with a wound to her head. The Journal-Star reports the victim, Janet Kotopka was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries. She was listed in critical condition on Monday, according to the Journal-Star. Janet Kotopka's husband, John, was arrested after interviews with investigators. Spilker told the Journal-Star the gun allegedly used in the shooting was recovered at the home and was being processed by crime scene technicians. Lancaster County Lancaster County Jail records show John Kotopka was charged with use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony and first-degree assault. He was being held without bond. MORE: 80-year-old Lincoln man arrested after shooting 78-year-old wife in head, police say - Lincoln Journal-StarLincoln man accused of shooting 78-year-old wife in the head - KLKN-TVLancaster County Dept. of Corrections Inmate Search #Lincoln #Nebraska Related Stories Daughter, boyfriend discuss dad’s Vegas murder on phone video: Nevada prosecutors California woman arrested after special-needs son’s body found in remote Nevada area Houston Police: Samuel Olson found dead in motel room, dad’s girlfriend arrested Infant found dead hours after dad asks for public’s help; dad charged with murder Milwaukee man pleads in death of son beaten for eating Father’s Day cheesecake Tot found dead in washing machine in burning mobile home; dad takes plea deal Texas jeweler’s son, accomplice sentenced to 35 years in murder-for-hire plot Texas mother charged with murdering 6-year-old son a month after insuring him Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.