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Fight disturbance led to officer-involved shooting in Douglas County

Omaha, Nebraska – In the early hours of Saturday morning near 108th and Maple streets, an incident involving a Douglas County deputy and a man escalated quickly, resulting in the man being shot.

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The Shooting Incident

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man shot by the deputy as 27-year-old Daveyon Sherman. Currently, Sherman is in the hospital in serious but stable condition. Prior to the shooting, Sherman had multiple warrants for his arrest.

The situation unfolded when the sheriff’s deputy, who was on their way to work at the Douglas County Law Enforcement Center, came across an active fight disturbance. The deputy promptly called dispatch to request assistance from on-duty law enforcement. Within a short time, backup units were elevated to expedite status at 4:52 a.m. Just two minutes later, a “help officer” call was made.

What exactly led to the deputy discharging their weapon remains unclear. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) has not specified whether Sherman was armed at the time of the shooting. They did confirm that Sherman was shot in the torso/chest area and is likely to undergo surgery in the coming week. An interview with Sherman is planned once he is medically fit to participate.

Pending Charges and Criminal History

Sherman faces numerous charges upon his release from the hospital. These include third-degree domestic assault, domestic assault with threats to an intimate partner, theft by shoplifting, driving under suspension, providing false information, failure to use a turn signal, damage to property, and disorderly conduct. His criminal record in Douglas County is extensive, with three convictions of third-degree domestic violence assault in the last three years.

Court documents revealed a disturbing incident in May, where a woman reported being punched multiple times by Sherman, mostly in her face. She stated that she was hit while on the ground and dragged out of the house by her ankle.

Investigation and Deputy’s Status

The identity of the deputy involved in the shooting has not been released. The deputy, who has nearly five years of service and is assigned to the Uniform Services Bureau, will be interviewed on Monday. As per standard procedure, they will be on paid administrative leave until the investigation concludes. The investigation is being jointly conducted by the DCSO, Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol.

Authorities are urging anyone with information or who witnessed the shooting to contact the DCSO Tip Line at 402-444-6000. As the investigation continues, more details are expected to emerge about this tense encounter and the events leading up to the shooting.

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