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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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Chris    

Local news is reporting that the sound technician was killed by bullet fired by police. Boom, beat TMZ to the announcement!

36 days ago
32.

There's a problem here    

whatcha gonna do when they come for you ...

36 days ago
33.

hollowx    

So is this a 2 part COPS episode?

36 days ago
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saint402    

Omaha cops actualy were the ones to kill the camera man as they used excessive force the man was armed with a air soft gun.More than 30 shots were fired, officials said. The fatal shots apparently were fired by an Omaha police officer. Officials said it appears the only shots fired came from police http://m.omaha.com/news/crime/officials-cops-tv-show-crew-member-dies-after-being-shot/article_a919c242-2d98-11e4-9cee-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

36 days ago
35.

Buttface    

This is sad but not shocking..,, always knew something like this was bound to happen. A cameraman put into the middle of gunfire equals disaster.

36 days ago
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saint402    

Omaha cops actualy were the ones to kill the camera man as they used excessive force the man was armed with a air soft gun.More than 30 shots were fired, officials said. The fatal shots apparently were fired by an Omaha police officer. Officials said it appears the only shots fired came from police http://m.omaha.com/news/crime/officials-cops-tv-show-crew-member-dies-after-being-shot/article_a919c242-2d98-11e4-9cee-001a4bcf6878.html?mode=jqm

36 days ago
37.

arforama    

Too much white on white crime. I heard Larry the Cable Guy, Billy Graham jr., and Barney the Dinosaur are en route to Omaha to lead protests.

36 days ago
38.

PG    

Sad.

36 days ago
39.

WnTs    

Boo! There goes Cops.

36 days ago
40.

sbrenden    

Doesn't suprise me. All these years running and the COPS show doesnt have this happen until they coe to Omaha and by Omaha police.

36 days ago
41.

Pat Brown    

The only real "reality" show on the air, RIP

36 days ago
42.

john    

My friend is one of the Audio guys on this show. I just spoke with him on the phone. It was the cameraman who was shot. He did pass away. My friend also confirmed it was the cop's bullet that killed him. Guess the bullet stuck a main artery and he lost alot of blood and died. The cameraman was I think around 29 years old. Not sure if the show will continue, but my buddy said they are supposed to be in Omaha for another 3 weeks then off to New Jersey for the next city. prayers to the Cameraman's family.

36 days ago
43.

Politico Pablo    

The Police will probably never reveal whether it was one of their bullets that killed him. Tragic.
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36 days ago
44.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

36 days ago
45.

Waka Waka Waka    

I'm surprise this doesn't happen more often

36 days ago
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