One man killed, two officers injured in incident at Dino's Storage in Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. -- Authorities say a man was killed and two officers were injured after a shootout in Omaha.
The Omaha Police Department says its Officer Involved Investigations Team is investigating after an incident at Dino's Storage on Center Street. A caller reported a burglary in progress at approximately 10:30 p.m. Property management advised authorities that the man was breaking into a first floor storage unit, which contained a gun case and ammunition.
According to OPD, officers entered the storage facility with the assistance of the property management. OPD officials said 38-year-old Steven Docken was still inside the open storage unit at the time of their arrival.
OPD accounts state that Docken then ran down the hallway, leading to a foot chase. After catching up with Docken, OPD officials stated, a physical altercation ensued and gunfire was exchanged between the officers and Docken.
Both officers were shot, as was Docken.
Docken died at the scene, while both officers were taken University of Nebraska Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries to their lower bodies.
The officers have been identified as Officer Nicholas Lanning and Officer Joshua Moore.
The incident was reportedly captured on both body-worn cameras of the involved officers. The Nebraska State Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation. The officers will be interviewed in the coming days and have been placed on paid administrative leave.
One officer has been released from the hospital as of this morning.