A crew member working for the TV show COPS was shot while shadowing an Omaha police officer.
Omaha Deputy Police Chief Dave Baker said an officer saw a man robbing the Wendy's restaurant near 43rd and Dodge around 9:20 p.m. and called for backup. The suspect held a clerk at gunpoint and demanded cash before walking outside to find police waiting. During the confrontation, shots were exchanged and the suspect was wounded. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.
“The suspect in the armed robbery has since been declared deceased at the hospital,” said Deputy Chief Baker. “The other person transported to the hospital at that time was a member of the COPS television program."
The crew member, whose name has not been released is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.
Update: The crew member has been identified as Bryce Dion an Audio Tech. Sadly he has died.