State Patrol Investigating Police Shooting of Columbus Teen

COLUMBUS- The Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team is investigating a Columbus Police Department officer-involved shooting.

The incident occurred Tuesday afternoon at a residence in the 3900 block of 38th Street. The Columbus Police Department was conducting a welfare check on a subject following a report of potential self-harm. During the incident, an officer-involved shooting occurred. The subject, a 17-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. The Columbus Police Department requested the Nebraska State Patrol to conduct the in-custody death investigation. That investigation is ongoing. NSP says additional information will be released when possible.

The Columbus Police Department has placed the involved officer on administrative leave.