NSP investigates officer-involved shooting in Neligh
NELIGH, Neb. -- Authorities closed off a portion of Highway 275 Sunday afternoon due to an officer-involved shooting.
The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) Special Investigations Team said they are investigating an incident Sunday that led to an officer-involved shooting involving the Neligh Police Department.
Authorities said that around 12:35 p.m. Sunday, Antelope County Sheriff's Office dispatch got a call-in report of a road rage incident occurring on Highway 275.
NSP officials said that the vehicles involved stopped at a convenience store in Neligh. A store employee also called 911 to report a disturbance in the parking lot.
Officials said that a Neligh police officer responded and located one of the involved vehicles. The officer performed a traffic stop at the entrance of a business on Highway 275 near V Street in Neligh.
NSP released a statement noting that preliminary reports indicate that while the officer contacted the driver, the driver attempted to drive away, causing the vehicle to drag the officer.
Officials said the officer then discharged a duty weapon, striking the driver.
According to the NSP, the officer eventually fell from the vehicle and the suspect continued to drive westbound.
Authorities said a citizen who witnessed the incident was able to force the suspect vehicle off the road, where it came to rest.
Officials said that Neligh Rescue responded and transported the officer and the female suspect to Antelope Memorial Hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
NSP said the officer who was injured remains at the hospital in Neligh, while the suspect has since been transported to UNMC in Omaha for additional treatment.
At the request of the Antelope County Attorney, Antelope County Sheriff, and Neligh Police Department, the Nebraska State Patrol Special Investigations Team has been activated to investigate the incident. NSP has been assisted on scene by the Antelope County Sheriff’s Office and Neligh Police Department.