Pursuit, which started in Seward County, ends in officer-involved shooting

A pursuit which started at 3:11 p.m., on Monday Oct. 23, in Seward County, ended with an officer-involved shooting in Lancaster County.

According to the Seward County Sheriff’s Department, their deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a vehicle which was occupied by two individuals traveling west on Interstate 80. The vehicle then turned around and was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of travel. Shortly afterwards, the vehicle crossed over into the eastbound lanes and continued traveling east.

A high-speed pursuit ensued, ending in Lancaster County. The Seward County Sheriff’s office says “once the vehicle came to a stop, the occupants were directed to exit the vehicle. The passenger exited but the driver refused to exit the vehicle. While attempting to contact the driver, deputies saw a weapon in the driver’s hand. An officer-involved shooting then occurred. The suspect was given first aid by deputies and Nebraska State Patrol troopers on scene. The suspect later was pronounced deceased at the scene by medical personnel.”

The Seward County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigation Team to handle the investigation.

A grand jury will be held in Lancaster County at a future date.

The investigation remains ongoing.



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