UPDATE: Family Fight Leads to Officer Involved Shooting

By: WOWT 6 News Email
By: WOWT 6 News Email
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Posted July 13th, 2014


Police have identified a man accused of stabbing his father and sister.

An armed disturbance call sent officers to a home near 4th and Walnut Street just before 6:30 a.m.

Police say they first came across Jennifer Hickman, 38, outside the home. According to a police statement, she had "obvious critical injuries."

Once they went in the home, officers found Dale Hickman, 42, armed with a knife. One officer shot him, hitting him once. After they got the man in cuffs, officers discovered Walter Hickman, 63, with "critical stab wound injuries."

All three family members are expected to survive. No officers were wounded.

The Omaha Police officer who fired her weapon has been identified as Angela Lydon, a 6-year veteran of the department. She's been placed on administrative leave, as is standard protocol with officer-involved shootings.

Though he's a victim in this case, a check of WOWT 6 News' records shows Walter Hickman once served roughly seven months for shooting his son Dale.

The crime happened in 2008. At the time, prosecutors said Walter tried to shoot his daughter as well, but the gun jammed and wouldn't fire.

Police also say officers have been dispatched to the Hickman residence to deal with family disturbances in the past.



Posted July 13, 2014 at 7:26am


A call that began an armed disturbance resulted in an officer involved shooting in Omaha this morning. Three people are in critical condition. WOWT 6 News has learned no officers were injured.

It happened in the area of 5th and Hickory just after 6:30 Sunday morning.

Initial reports said there were at least three victims: a male shot and two females with chest injuries.

WOWT Six News has confirmed that three people were taken to the hospital in critical condition, one of them with traumatic injuries.

Omaha Police are releasing few details other than to confirm it was an officer involved shooting -- and that it began as an armed disturbance.

This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.


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