Man injured in officer-involved shooting in west Lincoln, police say

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was injured Monday in an officer-involved shooting in west Lincoln, police say.

Chief Deputy Ben Houchin with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said the shooting happened around 2:45 p.m. near Northwest 28th and O Streets.

A Lincoln Police officer and two Nebraska State Patrol troopers were conducting a narcotics investigation, according to Col. John Bolduc, superintendent of the patrol.

“This is part of a larger effort to combat drugs and weapon trafficking in the city,” Bolduc said. “And this incident resulted from that type of investigation.”

Houchin thinks that the suspect was following police, which led to a confrontation.

Police say an investigator noticed the suspect had a firearm.

None of the investigators were injured, but a man – who has not yet been identified – was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Houchin said.

Bolduc thinks one officer and a trooper fired at the man.

Both investigators have been placed on administrative leave in accordance with each agency’s policies.

A firearm was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

The investigation is in its early stages, according to Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins.

She said more details will be provided at a media briefing Tuesday morning.

This is a developing story.  Stick with Channel 8 for updates. 

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