The Omaha Police Department "Officer Involved Investigations Team" is now looking into an exchange of gunfire that left two officers wounded with non-life threatening injuries and a burglary suspect dead.
The Department this morning says Uniform Patrol Bureau officers responded to "Dino’s Storage" at 53rd and Center Streets for a burglary in progress around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Property management called police saying a male was breaking into a first floor storage unit that held a gun case and ammunition.
Officers entered the storage facility with the help of the property management.
Officers attempted to make contact with the male, later identified as 39-year old Steven Docken, who was still inside an open storage unit.
When Docken saw the officers he ran down a hallway with officers giving chase and loud verbal commands to stop.
The officers caught up to the suspect and got into a physical altercation with him.
Police say gunfire was then exchanged between the officers and Steven Docken during the altercation.
Both officers were shot in their lower extremities.
Docken was struck a number of times;
Additional arriving officers and Omaha Firefighters performed life saving measures on the suspect, who died at the scene.
Investigators say a firearm was found near Docken.
The officers were taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, with one of them now released.
Investigators say the incident was captured on both body worn cameras of the involved officers.
The Nebraska State Patrol and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are assisting with the investigation.
The officers will be interviewed in the coming days and have been placed on paid administrative leave per standard department policy.
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