Lincoln, NE – A Lincoln police officer was shot on Monday and police are looking for the 17 year old gunman.
An “officer down” call was heard on the police scanner just before noon on Aug. 26, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
Additional radio traffic indicated that two suspects had fled from the area of 33rd and Vine Streets where the officer had been shot.
Police captured on of the suspects and arrested him, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
The second suspect – whom emergency radio traffic indicated was armed – evaded officers and escaped.
At 35/Vine looking west. Bystanders tell me they heard 3-4 gunshots shortly before noon. Scanner call of “officer down.” Another officer told us to leave because we are too close to an active scene. pic.twitter.com/x9ThwbzUzS
— Chris Dunker 🗞 (@ChrisDunkerLJS) August 26, 2020
The wounded officer was transported to Bryan West Campus for emergency treatment.
Police have not yet released the name of the wounded officer or any information about his condition, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
Officers had their weapons drawn as they searched the area with K9s.
Lincoln Police Officer Erin Spilker told reporters they are looking for 17-year-old Felipe Valazquez who was already wanted for second-degree assault in connection with a March homicide, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
A Lincoln Police Officer has been shot while attempting to execute an arrest warrant on Felipe Valazeqez, 17 year old, for 2nd degree assault in connection with the Edward Varejcka homicide in March. There is no evidence to indicate anyone else was shot.
— Lincoln Police (@Lincoln_Police) August 26, 2020
Officials have asked residents to “shelter in place” or avoid the area, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
Witnesses reported having heard multiple gunshots, and one person said they saw someone running away from the scene.
Hartley and Clinton Elementary Schools nearby went into lockdown at the recommendation of police, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.
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