A highly reliable, high-placed source just confirmed to me that Omaha Police have unintentionally shot and killed a crew member of the TV show "Cops." The unnamed crew member died almost immediately last night in the incident, which took place at approx. 9:20 p.m. Central Time. Omaha police chief Todd Schmaderer will hold a news conference at 2:30 p.m. Central Time today.
Omaha police were called to Wendy's at 43rd and Dodge in Midtown Omaha on a report of an armed robbery. The suspect, who reportedly was armed with an airsoft gun, was killed by police. The suspect may have hit a Little Caesar's in the area shortly before the Wendy's confrontation.
"Cops" has been filming in Omaha since June.
To listen to the news conference live this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Central: http://www.kfab.com/listen