Columbus officer and suspect shot in confrontation
Columbus, Nebraska
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Man Allegedly Beheaded Girlfriend in Front of Their 3-Year-Old Daughter
ߦ   Man drove 110 miles to hide body of woman he shot
ߦ   Motorcycle collision caused by dropped cellphone
ߦ   MS-13 gang members arrested in five Houston-area murders, including machete death of informant
ߦ   Texas Judges Ask Panel to Block Pretrial-Release Order
ߦ   Trucker’s dash cam catches the moment a ‘KeKe challenge’ is unknowingly done in front of police
ߦ   Two High-Ranking Bloods Gang Leaders Sentenced to Twenty Years in Prison for Racketeering Conspiracy
ߦ   Coast Guard interdicts lancha crew illegally fishing US waters
ߦ   Coast Guard prepares for Tropical Storm Gordon
ߦ   Coast Guard rescues 3 in response to emergency distress signal activation near Port Isabel
ߦ   Constables Arrest IPhone Thief
ߦ   Investigation into Dead Man at 7600 Beechnut
ߦ   Investigation into Shooting Incident at 3125 Crestdale Drive
ߦ   Man Sentenced After Threatening to Burn a House Down
ߦ   Seattle-Area Sex Trafficker Duped Victims With Promise of Fame and Riches
ߦ   Texas CPAAA News
ߦ   The FBI Launches a Combating Foreign Influence Webpage
ߦ   Two women killed by car trying to rescue dog

 
Search Archives:

COLUMBUS, Neb. (Columbus News Team) -- A Columbus Police Officer and a suspect were both shot in a confrontation Thursday evening. The officer is said to be in stable condition, recovering at an Omaha hospital.

Credit: Columbus News Team

Columbus Police were serving a warrant at around 7:45 p.m. when the officer was confronted by an armed suspect with a rifle. Gunfire was exchanged, and the officer was shot twice, according the Nebraska State Patrol. The suspect was also shot.

Both were treated at a Columbus hospital. The officer was then transferred to Omaha. The medical helicopter landed in Omaha around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Identities were not immediately released. There is no word yet on the condition of the suspect.

Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley issued the following statement:

“The citizens of Columbus are praying for the officer and his entire family. This man represents the very best of our community and put his life on the line tonight so that we can live safely in the town we love. The Columbus Police Department is a family and right now this crew of dedicated public servants and community members is benefitting from an out-pouring of unconditional support that is amazing.”

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
  Facebook   Share link on Twitter Tweet  
© 1999-2018 The Police News. All rights reserved.