UPDATE: Sheriff releases new details on fatal shooting
By: Camila Orti
The sheriff’s office says it was a U.S. deputy marshal that fatally shot an Omaha man last week.
The investigation continues into an officer-involved shooting that left one man dead. Authorities say the Metro Fugitive Task Force- a joint effort of the Lincoln Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals- was serving a felony warrant Thursday morning to arrest 34-year-old Tyson Hubbard when a struggle ensued and shots were fired. It happened in the parking lot of the Motel 6 located near 27th and Fletcher.
Hubbard was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Preliminary cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds to his torso,” Lancaster Co. Sheriff Terry Wagner said on Monday.
Wagner says he believes the shooting was warranted. He says a U.S. marshal approaching the passenger side of the vehicle Hubbard was sitting in noticed him pulling out a revolver from underneath the front seat while two other officers were trying to restrain him.
“As Hubbard was pulling that handgun out, the marshal announced to the other officers there was a gun involved, they backed from their contact with Hubbard and the marshal fired,” Wagner said.
Wagner says in those situations, there’s very little time to react.
“The incident took about 15 seconds from beginning to end, it was very quick,” Wagner said.
Officials say surveillance video captured by the motel verifies the officers’ statements. Both sheriff’s deputies and the LPD officer involved are being returned to full duty. The U.S. Marshals Service says the marshal who fired the shots is on administrative leave, as is policy.
Nobody else was injured in this incident. Wagner says Hubbard’s charge has to do with an assault from last month where he allegedly beat somebody with an electric drill. The Omaha man is also a convicted sex offender.
A Grand Jury is still investigating.