Man dies in officer-involved shooting in south Omaha

Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 7:54 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2020 at 9:02 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police said Thursday night that a man died after an officer-involved shooting in south Omaha.

Police said officers conducted a traffic stop at 27th and Harrison streets about 7:27 p.m.

At one point, a man was asked to get out but refused, police said. When he eventually climbed out of the car, officers report seeing a weapon.

According to police, one of the officers’ guns discharged during a struggle, striking the man, who was taken to a hospital. where he died.

Police said they recovered his weapon.

According to police, three females were also in the car. None of them was hurt. Police say it’s too early in the investigation to say how many shots were fired or what the nature of the traffic stop was.

OPD said police body cameras were in use at the time of the shooting. Officers also spoke with the females in the car and witnesses Thursday night.

Digital Director Gina Dvorak contributed to this story.

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