A crew member with the “Cops” television show was killed when a shootout erupted after officers responded to a robbery at a fast food restaurant, reports the Omaha World-Herald.
The Wendy’s in midtown Omaha remained closed Wednesday, its windows stitched by bullet holes, after gunfire broke out in the establishment Tuesday night.
Deputy Police Chief Dave Baker said an officer saw a man robbing the restaurant about 9:20 p.m. and called for backup. Police have not said what happened immediately before the shooting began nor whether the suspect and the crew member were fatally wounded by police gunfire.
Law enforcement sources reportedly told the World-Herald that over 30 shots were fired – all by police. The robbery suspect was apparently only carrying an Airsoft gun, a non-lethal weapon which shoots plastic projectiles, officials said.