UPDATE: Officer involved in Midtown shooting

Posted at 6:19 PM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 19:19:58-04

Omaha Police confirm an OPD officer was involved in an afternoon shooting near Midtown.

Police say they were chasing the driver of a stolen pickup who was suspected of robbing a Bucky's convenience store earlier in the day.  The suspect stopped in the area of 25th & Rees in Midtown around 4:20 p.m. and shots were fired.  The suspect was hit and was taken to Nebraska Medicine in critical condition.

There remains a heavy police presence in the area as officers investigate.

This is a developing story.  We will have more details as they become available.