Man Killed, Two Deputies Injured in Omaha Shooting

OMAHA, Neb. --

Two Douglas County, Neb., deputies suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a shooting at a home in Omaha Wednesday.

The incident began just before 11:30 a.m. when authorities said they were serving a warrant on David Cermak, 33, at the home. Officials said Cermak was wanted on a probation violation.

Omaha police officers said they were called in to help in serving the warrant. Authorities said Cermak opened fire and at least one deputy returned fire.

Authorities said Cermak was killed in the shooting Wednesday morning. One Douglas County deputy involved in the incident, Tom Flynn, was taken to the hospital in critical condition suffering from a gunshot wound, but officials said he's expected to be OK.

Officials said another deputy, David Heins, suffered minor injuries when he was bitten by a sheriff's K9 in the incident.

Omaha police did say no OPD officers were hurt in the incident.

Omaha Police Chief Alex Hayes was on the scene Wednesday. He said Wednesday's shooting investigation is still in its early stages, and couldn't release any more details.

According to Hayes, the number of officer-involved shootings is on the rise across the nation, and communities need to take a stand against the violence.

A man who witnessed the shooting Wednesday said he was also at Seymour Smith Park on Tuesday when a shooting occurred there. The man, who was delivering flowers in the area, said multiple law enforcement vehicles swarmed the area from every direction before the shooting Wednesday.

Police bocked off area between 3rd and 6th streets along Cedar Street.

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