Investigators ID suspects in Northeast Lincoln deadly officer involved shooting
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Investigators are sharing the latest details on the fatal officer involved shooting from this weekend that happened near 56th Street and Arbor Road.
According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the driver of the car has been identified as 30-year-old Hailey R. Stainbrook of Casper, Wyoming. LSO said Stainbrook had a warrant out of Virginia for narcotics.
The passenger, who investigators said is still in grave condition at a local hospital, has been identified as 26-year-old Christian W. Alexander of Evansville, Wyoming.
Both Stainbrook and Alexander produced firearms and fired at authorities during the incident. Investigators have said that authorities returned fire, shooting both suspects. Stainbrook and Alexander were taken to a local area hospital by LFR. Stainbrook was taken to emergency surgery, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Thursday 2/18 - A 2005 white Trailblazer was stolen Thursday morning from Cheyenne, Wyoming. LSO said the Trailblazer was driven by the suspects. According to LSO, the vehicle was warming up in the parking lot of a hotel in Cheyenne. The victim said there was .38 caliber revolver in the vehicle when it was stolen.
Saturday 8:39 a.m. - A male victim said he was robbed in the parking lot of a northwest Lincoln hotel by a man with a pistol, who was accompanied by a woman. The suspects left the scene in a white Chevrolet Trailblazer.
9:16 a.m. - The man was alerted that his credit card was used at a gas station in northeast Lincoln.
9:30 a.m. - NSP trooper spotted the vehicle westbound on Superior Street near the 5500 block and initiated the pursuit.
Officer involved shooting
LSO said as the trooper tried stopping the Trailblazer, the suspects fled westbound on Superior Street. During the pursuit, Alexander tried shooting 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.
According to investigators, both Stainbrook and Alexander produced firearms and fired at law enforcement officers. Authorities returned fire, shooting both suspects.
At this point, investigators do not know how many shots were fired in this shooting.
LSO said they are still interviewing officers and troopers, as well as investigating the patrol cars and suspect vehicle.
Two guns were recovered, a pistol and a revolver. According to investigators, the pistol was used in the robbery at the hotel and they’re still working to confirm if the revolver was the one stolen along with the Trailblazer in Wyoming.
Crime scene investigators with LSO, LPD and NSP processed the scene throughout the day on Saturday, with the road opening back up Sunday at 2 a.m.
LSO said the names of the officers involved will come from each corresponding agency, not the Sheriff’s Office.
This is an ongoing investigation, 10/11 NOW will continue tracking the latest developments and share those with you on air and online.
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