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"Cops" crew member killed in Omaha police shooting

Created: 08/27/2014 4:11 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

Omaha police say officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery killed a crew member with the "Cops" television show and the suspect, who was carrying a pellet gun.
    
Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that witnesses and officers thought the robbery suspect's Airsoft handgun was real, but that it fires only plastic pellets.
    
Schmaderer said he believes the three officers involved acted properly during the attempted robbery Tuesday at a fast-food restaurant in midtown Omaha.
    
Schmaderer says 38-year-old Bryce Dion who worked for Langley Productions and the suspect, 32-year-old Cortez Washington, were killed.
    
Schmaderer says video captured by another crewman of the "Cops" reality television show shows the chaotic situation in the restaurant.
    
Schmaderer said the incident will be investigated and all three officers are on leave.
 





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