Omaha Police say the suspect who was shot by a sheriff's deputy in South Omaha has died.
25 year old David Anderson died shortly after arriving at CHI Creighton after being shot near 24th and Q Tuesday afternoon. Douglas County deputies were trying to arrest Anderson on a felony drug possession warrant when the shooting took place. The deputies involved are on paid administrative leave while Omaha Police investigate. Reporter Maya Saenz has more.
"All I heard was boom boom boom - nine. Yeah, I dove, cause I thought they were driving by shooting." Omaha police are investigating an officer involved shooting that started near 22nd and Q around 3:40 Tuesday afternoon after Douglas County Sheriff's deputies attempted to arrest a man on a felony warrant. Soon after a "help an officer" call went out. "During that incident, shots were fired. And the suspect was transported to Creighton hospital in critical condition." said Omaha Police spokesman Phil Anson.
Police say no officers were injured. Police taped off several blocks on Q street from 20th all the way down to 25th while officers spoke to witnesses and gathered information about a woman who was also transported to the hospital.
"We did hear that there was an actual female party that was transported to the hospital with a - she had injuries to her leg, possibly from some broken glass, but i'm not sure how that actually pertains to this incident."
Neighbors say the amount of police presence in the area was surprising. "It's usually very calm, everybody's nice, it's friendly, people always say hi to you, so yeah, shootings around here are very rare." The shooting took place near a busy business area in south omaha - and left neighbors unsettled. "It just makes you feel like unsure about people, like you don't really know how people are so you have to be careful with what people do."