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Officer-involved shooting overnight leaves one dead

Posted at 7:10 AM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-01 06:16:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — 5 p.m. update:

The Bellevue Police Department has released more information about a fatal officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday night.

Officers were dispatched to a home near 29th and Sandra St around 11:30 p.m. Thursday for a domestic violence investigation.

A female called 9-11, saying her significant other was intoxicated, armed with a firearm and suicidal, according to Bellevue Police.

Officers were told shots were fired on scene while responding to the call.

Upon arrival, officers heard shots fired from the direction of the home. One officer removed the female from the residence.

Shortly after, the officer discharged his firearm, hitting the male who was armed. The male, identified as 33-year-old Matthew Christian Smith of Bellevue, was transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he later died.

Bellevue Police Officer Cody Albrecht is the officer who discharged his firearm during the incident. He has served as an officer in Bellevue since February of 2016.

Officer Albrecht is currently on paid administrative leave per department procedure.

The La Vista Police Department is leading the investigation into the incident. The Douglas County Crime Lab is also helping.

The incident remains under investigation.

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The Bellevue Police Department says an overnight officer-involved shooting left one person dead in a house near 29th and Sandra.

Officers responded just before midnight and requested ABLE-1.

The call was for a domestic violence incident. Shots were fired on scene, and a female was removed from the home. An officer fired his gun at the male victim, and the victim was transported to Nebraska Medicine's Trauma Center, where he later died.

The officer has been placed on administrative leave, per procedure.

This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as it becomes available.