The girlfriend of a man shot by an Omaha police officer spoke with Channel Six exclusively Tuesday night.
Alexe Anderson says she saw Oliver Halverson just hours before he was shot last Wednesday near 124th and Burt.
“He was a little delirious, a little confused,” recalls Anderson.
Halverson stopped by her work an hour and a half before he was seen wielding a knife in the Candlewood neighborhood. Police say Halverson's plan was to rob a store and then get shot and killed by officers. Anderson says it’s true.
“He has said he did intend to rob the bag and save and that he did want to get shot by the cops, that's how he wanted to go.”
Police say they repeatedly told Halverson to stop and drop the knife and even tried using a taser, but after he came within six feet of Officer Jarvis Duncan, he fired his gun. Anderson says the shots were excessive.
“They wanted him to drop the knife, one bullet would have sufficed, not five, not what he's going through.”
Halverson’s family says he was shot four times on the right side of his body, while a fifth bullet grazed his arm. Police have not said how many times or where Halverson was shot.
Anderson says her boyfriend isn't violent, he just needs help.
“He has never harmed anybody, he has never gotten into a fight,” says Anderson. “Obviously God had another plan for him, and his time wasn't to end right now.”
Halverson is still in the intensive care unit at Alegent Creighton University Medical Center.
No word yet on whether charges will be filed against Halverson.