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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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46.

mdd    

Well its official The cameraman was killed. So two deaths and only shots fired were from the Omaha Police Department. 30 shots

34 days ago
47.

mdd    

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Police-Investigate-Shooting-272815631.html

34 days ago
48.

a1620820    

Way to credit the source of the audio, jackasses. @MeanStreetsOMA on Twitter.

34 days ago
49.

alohadreamer    

Cops is STILL on?

34 days ago
50.

DenverChick    

This show is still on?

34 days ago
51.

InnocentByeStander    

Sadly the perps gun wasn't real.. Don't need to state the obvious smh

34 days ago
52.

crazy    

Haha..... That's funny, but seriously cops is still on the air I wasn't aware

34 days ago
53.

crazy    

Ohmaha police where upset that all the crispy creams were sold out

34 days ago
54.

Blackpower    

That's what they get for messing with innocent people like mike brown karma

34 days ago
55.

skittlesbreaker19    

Totally sad!! Always sad when someone gets killed just by trying to make a living. RIP

34 days ago
56.

als1982    

For those commenting on it was only the cops firing try getting more info as my friend who was held up standing right there said shots were fired from the suspect as well. He was holding up working folks at a Wendys he isn't some saint that cops just ran in and shot because he wasn't doing anything. People are so bent on hating cops but pretty sure would be the first to call 911 if they were there and great fun they came...that is until they got home to their computer.

34 days ago
57.

DownSouth    

I hate a thief. The guy who decided he would steal caused this unnecessary death.

33 days ago
58.

Michael Hayes    

Interesting comments made by the police chief afterwards. The police did a good job under perilous conditions.. The only peril exists generally with poorly trained ! Trigger happy US Police...

33 days ago
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