UPDATE: One dead after officer-involved shooting in northeast Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - A large police presence was seen near 56th Street and Arbor Road after reports of a pursuit that ended in gunfire on Saturday.
According to authorities, a man reported he was robbed in the parking lot of a northwest Lincoln hotel by a man with a pistol, who was accompanied by a woman, at 8:39 a.m.. The suspects left the scene in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer. Shortly after, the man was alerted that his credit card was used at a gas station in northeast Lincoln. A Nebraska State trooper spotted the vehicle westbound on Superior Street near the 5500 block.
As the trooper attempted to stop the vehicle, they fled westbound on Superior Street. During the pursuit, the male suspect attempted to shoot the trooper. The trooper attempted to stop the suspect’s vehicle with an intervention technique. The vehicle came to rest along the southbound traffic lanes underneath the I-80 bridge on US Highway 77. By this time, the trooper was assisted by another trooper and Lincoln police officer.
Both the male and female suspect produced firearms and fired at the authorities. Authorities returned fire, shooting both suspects. The suspects were transported to a local area hospital by LFR. The male remains in intensive care unit, and the female was taken to emergency surgery, where she succumbed to her injuries.
According to the Nebraska State Patrol, a law enforcement officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the incident.
Nebraska State Patrol, Lincoln Police, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, and Lincoln Fire and Rescue were on-scene.
Lanes of traffic were re-routed in both directions in the immediate area.
This is an ongoing story and 10/11 NOW has a reporter on scene. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
There’s a large police presence here near N. 56th and I-80. A lot of information is still unconfirmed, but law enforcement say they’ll likely have a press conference later today. We’ll continue providing more info on @1011_News pic.twitter.com/PKD0CFlSAq— Jared Austin (@JaredAustin1011) February 20, 2021
There is an ongoing law enforcement situation near 56th and Interstate 80 in north Lincoln.— Nebraska State Patrol (@NEStatePatrol) February 20, 2021
There is no danger to the public. I-80 traffic is not affected.
We will provide more information when possible.
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