Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Breaking: 97 minutes after NE Unicameral voted to abolish death penalty, Omaha cop, now near death, was shot serving felony warrant

Shortly before 1 pm. a female member of Omaha's fugitive task force, now in "extremely critical" condition, was injured in a shootout near 30th & Martin in North Omaha while serving a felony arrest warrant. AKSARBENT was in the area and counted 20 cruisers streaking past us. Witnesses report between five and 15 gunshots in two bursts. The suspect was shot too and is also in "extremely critical" condition. Both are at Creighton University Medical Center. Neighbors can leave the crime scene but are not allowed to return. A press conference will be held soon, but Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert won't be there as she is out of town on "personal business."

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