Neb. Deputy Tripped, Dropped Gun Before Fatal Shooting

Omaha police release new details in the officer-involved shooting from last week at Third and Cedar streets.


OMAHA, Neb. --

Omaha police have released new details in the officer-involved shooting from last week at Third and Cedar streets.

While deputies were serving a warrant, a Douglas County deputy tripped. That's when, officials said, the suspect, David Cermak, grabbed the gun and pointed it at law enforcement.

A shot was fired, but it's unclear whether Cermak or deputies fired first.

Omaha police are leading the investigation, and investigators said they’re still trying to figure out who used their weapons.

Two weapons at the scene both belong to deputies, according to authorities.

Deputy Tom Flynn was critically injured in the incident, but he was released from the hospital over the weekend and continues to recover at home.

Cermak was shot several times and died.

Six deputies are on paid administrative leave in connection with this incident while the investigation continues.

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