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BREAKING: Nebraska Officer Shot, 17-Year-Old Gunman At Large

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.

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.

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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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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