A Tecumseh, Nebraska, man shot two former co-workers Friday after they forced their way into his home and tried to fight with him, according to the State Patrol.

According to a statement from the patrol:

The man, 64, and his wife, 60, had received threatening calls from the co-workers, two brothers ages 26 and 20.

The co-workers and their father arrived at the man’s house about 10:45 p.m.

The couple called 911 and told the other family to leave.

Instead, the men pushed their way in, police said.

Both the father and the man in the house had guns, and the man shot both brothers in the scuffle, police said.

They were taken to a hospital with what was described as serious injuries.

The father went outside, still yelling at the other man.

A nearby off-duty Department of Corrections officer de-escalated the fight.

Johnson County sheriff’s deputies arrested the father on suspicion of making terroristic threats, obstructing a police officer, use of a weapon to commit a felony, second-degree assault, criminal mischief, burglary and trespassing.

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