August 27, 2014 3:28 pm -

A crew member of the television show Cops was shot and killed Tuesday night during the taping of a robbery.


According to Deputy Chief David Baker of the Omaha Police Department, the incident took place at a Wendy’s restaurant at around 9:20 p.m. CT, in the vicinity of 42nd Street and Dodge.

Initial reports said the TV crew member, later identified by Langley Productions (which produces Cops) as audio technician Bryce Dion — had been critically injured. The news of his death broke Wednesday morning, as first reported by the Omaha World-Herald and local NBC affiliate WOWT. The Omaha PD has declined to name the victims or release any further details pending an afternoon press conference, at which Cops creator John Langley is expected to speak.

More than 30 shots were fired, all by officers, according to law enforcement sources that spoke with the World-Herald and WOWT, implying that Omaha police killed both the suspect and the crew member. No officers were injured.[su_sky_ad]

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4 responses to Cops Show Crew Member Fatally Shot During Taping–By Cops

  1. R.J. Carter August 27th, 2014 at 3:32 pm

    I’m surprised it took this long.

  2. mea_mark August 27th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    I bet there is some interesting video to look at. I sure would like to know what precipitated so much gun fire and was it justified? Was the subject even give the chance to put down the realistic looking toy?

  3. edmeyer_able August 27th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    Video of the guy who was shot in walmart w/the toy gun is purported to show he was shot on sight while leaning on the gun.

  4. fratdawgg23 August 28th, 2014 at 2:56 am

    We the People must stop deifying the police.