UPDATE: Police identify man Lincoln man shot and killed by BNSF officer at Chick-fil-A; also identify officer
Lincoln police have identified the man shot and killed by a BNSF special agent at the south Lincoln Chick-fil-A Tuesday.
Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said 48-year-old Joseph F. Cimino was shot and killed by Christopher Hall.
Emergency crews were called to the restaurant around 1:07 p.m. Tuesday in what was originally classified as a traffic collision, after Cimino caused a disturbance and drove his truck into the building near 27th and Pine Lake Road.
Bliemeister confirmed Cimino was upset about the food he received, and began throwing food and tables inside the restaurant. Cimino also was involved in an altercation with another patron and was escorted out of the restaurant before getting in his pickup truck and backing up into the store.
Police said none of the customers or employees,who fled the restaurant, were injured.
Hall was in the drive-thru getting lunch, and police said he was in a marked vehicle and in his uniform. He then began performing CPR on Cimino.
Bliemeister said at this time they have no information on a motive. Bliemeister said there is no indication Cimino was there for any reason other than as a customer.
Bliemeister said search warrants were carried out at Cimino's residence, and that they had prior contacts with him. Channel 8 Eyewitness News was unable to find any criminal records for him.
Bliemeister said Cimino was armed with a commercially available electronic control device similar to a stun gun.
An autopsy has been scheduled, and police are scheduled to interview Hall Wednesday.
A BNSF spokesman told Channel 8 Eyewitness News Hall is an eight-year-veteran. The spokesman said Hall has been placed on routine administrative leave pending the ongoing investigation.
At this time, the incident is not being classified under a particular name or crime as the investigation is still in the early stages.