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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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1.

Whatevs    

Wow hope the cameraman is ok!! But I'm surprised it took this long for something like this to happen shooting that show!

28 days ago
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Toilethead    

I hope they have the crews of shows like that sign some kind of release letting the police department off the hook if something like this happens.

28 days ago
3.

Unbroken Chain    

Not good

28 days ago
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Yosemite Sam    

Oh great...Here we go again !!! Jump to conclusion comments in 3.2.1...

28 days ago
5.

richie    

obviously the armed robber was black

28 days ago
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Casey    

Hope they pay him a big salary. Seems kind of stupid to put yourself in harms way to film a show. Puts the police in more danger having to watch out for a camera crew.Hope he recovers and considers a new line of work!

28 days ago
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Noog    

Oh no! Get better soon camera man. I assume it was a black person that robbed the fast food joint. There, I said it!

28 days ago
8.

sunshine611    

Bad boy Bad boy What cha gonna do?

28 days ago
9.

Mayu    

Thoughts and prayers to the cameraman... but... Cops is still on the air? I thought that ended in the late 90s.

28 days ago
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Alemap45    

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28 days ago
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BillyBob Again    

mmmmmkay!

28 days ago
12.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

28 days ago
13.

Sue    

Curious. Why would it matter if the cameraman was a white male? Hmmm.

28 days ago
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toddpugz7111    

Call Al Sharpton!!

28 days ago
15.

Panda    

Surprised this didn't happen years ago

28 days ago
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