Omaha Police identify man shot dead by officer helping to serve protection order

Both officers at the scene placed on administrative leave as multiple agencies investigate incident
Police have identified the man that was shot and killed by an Omaha police officer Wednesday afternoon.
Published: Aug. 31, 2022 at 4:45 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - A city police officer was involved in a shooting Wednesday afternoon at a southwest Omaha apartment, killing a man.

Jacob Jamrozy, 39, was killed after he was shot by an Omaha Police officer Wednesday afternoon at Fairway Apartments, located just off R Street and 101st Plaza. The officer was assisting a Douglas County process server with an immediate removal protection order at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at a unit in the complex.

OPD Lt. Neil Bonacci said during a news conference at about 4:45 p.m. that officers had been sent to assist the process server because they told police they believed the man might have hunting shotguns in his residence. Process servers are not armed, he said.

According to a Wednesday night OPD news release with more details about the incident, officers said Jamrozy was holding a firearm when he opened the door.

“An officer gave multiple loud verbal commands from just outside the apartment door for Mr. Jamrozy to drop the firearm, at which time he raised the firearm in the direction of that officer. The officer discharged their service firearm, striking Mr. Jamrozy,” the release states.

Jamrozy was declared dead at the scene, where police said they recovered a shotgun near the threshold of the apartment door. According to the release, Jamrozy was the only person in the apartment at the time of the shooting.

No officers were injured in the incident. The two officers have been placed on administrative leave, the release states.

The shooting is still under investigation, with the assistance of the Papillion Police Department and the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office. Both officers were wearing body cameras.

OPD Chief Todd Schmaderer and Deputy Chief Thomas Shaffer were at the scene as well, according to the Wednesday night release.

Watch the OPD news conference