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'Cops'

TV Cameraman Shot and Killed

While Taping Shootout

8/27/2014 7:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cops Cameraman Shot Killed

A cameraman for the TV show "Cops" was shot while covering a shootout between Omaha police and an armed robbery suspect ... and sources close to the production tell TMZ the photog has died from his injuries.

Officers -- with the "Cops" crew in tow -- responded to a call at a fast food restaurant Tuesday night and found an armed robbery in progress. Police say shots were fired and 2 people were hit -- the cameraman and the suspect. 

In police radio transmissions, you can hear cops call for backup during the shootout. One of the officers says, "We've got a 'Cops' cameraman hit ... white male ... he's not conscious ... he's slightly breathing."

Police say the robbery suspect was pronounced dead Tuesday night at the hospital.

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16.

Sponson    

Omaha News station reporting that cameraman died....

59 days ago
17.

Rectum? Damn Nearly Killed Him!!    

Precedent set....Need more Famous people to pull guns on Paps.. Specially the Tmz ones

59 days ago
18.

annie    

was the shooter black????????

59 days ago
19.

boo boo    

I love that show! We watch it with the family during dinner. It's great!

59 days ago
20.

Danielle    

I live in Omaha, and the cameraman has died.

59 days ago
21.

GoHawkeyes    

PRELIMINARY REPORTS... SUSPECT HAD AIRSOFT GUN!! MICROPHONE MAN FROM CAMERA CREW SHOT BY OMAHA POLICE!! 30 SHOTS FIRED BY OMAHA POLICE!! NO SHOTS FIRED BY SUSPECT!!

59 days ago
22.

Officestew    

All this white on white crime gotta stop. Where's George bush at when u need him.

59 days ago
23.

Dee    

Wow. Sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family and all other loved ones

59 days ago
24.

Columbo    

Bout time

59 days ago
25.

Larc    

People who stupidly put themselves in harm's way can expect things like this to happen. And for what? Some cheap POS TV show.

59 days ago
26.

Noog    

Oh no the camera man died. That sucks. RIP and condolences to his family. Wow just terrible

59 days ago
27.

archibaldcrane    

It was an audio technician, not a cameraman, and he was shot by the police, not the suspect, in the crossfire.

59 days ago
28.

4education    

Wow, so sad. I hope the reports are incorrect and that he is going to make it

59 days ago
29.

ShanesBabe    

Because of this killing I'll bet the Cops production will b shut down for good. After hearing this news what police dept would take a chance on another innocent civilian being killed?

59 days ago
30.

Supr Dav     

You knew it would happen eventually.

59 days ago
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