Man killed in shootout with officers at Omaha storage facility, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was killed Monday night during a shootout with officers at an Omaha storage facility, police say.

Around 10:30 p.m., officers were sent to Dino’s Storage near 55th and Center Streets after a caller reported a man breaking into a storage unit on the first floor.

Omaha Police say a gun case and ammo were inside the unit.

When officers arrived, they tried speaking to 39-year-old Steven Docken who was still inside the unit.

Once Docken saw the officers, he ran down a hallway, according to police.

The officers eventually caught up with Docken, and a “physical altercation” began, police say.  Shots were then fired between the officers and Docken.

Docken was hit multiple times and first responders tried to save his life.  He was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.

Both officers had also been shot and were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Police say a firearm was found near Docken.

One officer has already been released from the hospital, according to police.

An investigation is ongoing, and police say the shooting was captured on the officer’s body-worn cameras.

Both officers will be interviewed and have since been placed on paid administrative leave.

The Nebraska State Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are helping with the investigation.

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