Omaha Police Identify Officer Shot In Line Of Duty

The Omaha Police Department has identified the officer shot Tuesday while in the line of duty. 

Authorities say 42 year old Gang Unit officer has been identified as Ken Fortune, an eleven-year veteran of the Omaha Police Department. Fortune was shot in the shoulder around 4:00 Tuesday afternoon. He was transported to Nebraska Medicine with non-life threatening injuries. 

A suspect was also shot during the incident. He was transported to the hospital in stable condition with gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulder. 

Deputy Chief Scott Gray says that the call began as a vehicle stop that ended with the passenger of the vehicle and the officer firing at each other. The driver of the vehicle stopped was taken into custody and was uninjured.

It is not yet clear if the passenger exited the vehicle before shooting, who fired first or how many of the three officers conducting the stop fired on the suspect.

An investigation into the shooting is underway.


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