Black Man Fatally Shot By Police In Omaha During Traffic Stop


A Black man was shot and killed by police during a traffic stop in southeastern Omaha Thursday (November 19) night, according to police.

The shooting happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. Thursday when two Omaha police officers stopped a vehicle with a man and three women inside, Omaha Police Deputy Chief Ken Kanger said.

The officers ordered the man to get out of the car, and he initially refused, Kanger said.

When he later got out of the car, he and the officers got into a struggle, leading to one officer to fire more than one shot at the man after the officers said they saw a weapon on him.

Police also have not defined what type of weapon the officers spotted.

The man was taken to a hospital where he later died. Police said no one else was injured during the shooting or struggle.

Police have not released the name of the man who was shot and killed or the officers involved in his shooting death.

Both officers were wearing body cameras, and their cruiser is equipped with a dash camera, Kanger said. Investigators will go over all three videos to help determine what happened.

The Nebraska State Patrol will also help with special investigative team to look into the shooting.

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