Police investigators shoot suspect in Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska – On Monday afternoon, a Nebraska State Patrol investigator and a Lincoln Police officer were involved in a shooting incident that took place in Lincoln. The suspect, who was found to be armed, was critically injured in the shooting and was taken to the hospital. The officers, however, were not injured.

According to a press release issued by the Nebraska State Patrol, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating this incident. The officers had been conducting an investigation in the area of NW 27th and West O streets in Lincoln, at approximately 2:45 p.m. on Monday when they were confronted by the suspect.

During the altercation, one of the investigators observed the suspect to be carrying a firearm, prompting both the Nebraska State Patrol investigator and the Lincoln Police officer to discharge their duty weapons. It remains unclear at this time which of the officers shot the suspect.

Following the shooting, the investigators on the scene immediately provided medical assistance to the suspect and requested for an ambulance to be sent. The suspect was then transported to Bryan Health Center West Campus with critical injuries. A firearm was also recovered from the scene of the shooting incident.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has taken over the investigation into what led to the shooting. Meanwhile, both investigators have been placed on administrative leave, in line with their respective agencies’ guidelines on such matters.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has also scheduled a press conference on the shooting incident for Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at their Headquarters on 575 S. 10th Street. It is expected that there will be more information about the incident discussed during the press conference.

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