Man shot by Omaha police officer did not have a weapon

 Posted By: KLKN Newsroom

  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ The Omaha Police Department says a robbery suspect who died after being shot by an officer did not have a weapon.

        Police said Tuesday that 39-year-old Danny Elrod died at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The officer involved in Elrod’s shooting has been identified as 31-year-old Alvin Lugod, a six-year veteran with the department.

        The department says officers were dispatched to a business around 6:30 p.m. Monday on a report of an armed robbery. Police spokesman James Shade (shayed) says officers saw the male suspect running near the store. An altercation broke out as officers attempted to arrest Elrod, and Lugod fired several shots at him.

        Authorities say the incident was captured on two cruiser video cameras.

        Lugod has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation into the shooting.