Blood-Alcohol Content Of Man Shot By Police Released

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WOWT 6 News has been in contact with county attorney Don Kleine, who confirms that the man shot and killed by Omaha police has intoxicated at the time of the shooting.

Daniel Elrod was shot and killed by police after allegedly robbing a Family Dollar last week. WOWT has confirmed that at the time of the shooting, Elrod's blood-alcohol content was at .148, which is nearly two times the legal limit to driver.

Right now, it remains unclear if he also had drugs in his system.

Elrod was shot just minutes after police say he held up the Family Dollar at 13th and Center on February 23rd. Elrod then took off running down 13th street. Officers then say Elrod told them he had a gun, and refused to follow their commands to show his hands and to get on the ground.

It was when Elrod put his hand in his waistband, when Omaha Police Officer Alvin Lugod fired his weapon, killing him. Since then, an investigation has revealed Elrod was not armed.

WOWT is told a Grand Jury will be called to investigate the incident beginning on Monday. Right now, police are investigating whether this was suicide by cop.