Police Investigating Officer-Involved Shooting

LINCOLN- The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that involved an investigator from the Lincoln Police Department and an investigator from the Nebraska State Patrol.

At 2:45 p.m. Monday, investigators with the Lincoln Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force were conducting an investigation in the area of NW 27th and West O streets in Lincoln. During the investigation, a confrontation occurred between the investigators and a suspect. During the confrontation, an investigator observed the suspect to be in possession of a firearm. A Lincoln Police Department investigator and a Nebraska State Patrol investigator each fired their weapon. The suspect was struck. The investigators immediately rendered medical aid and called for an ambulance. The suspect was transported to a Lincoln hospital in critical condition. A firearm was recovered at the scene. No officers were injured during the incident.

Both involved investigators have been placed on administrative leave. The incident is being investigated.