State police in Nebraska reported that a police officer conducting a welfare check at a residence shot and killed an adolescent.
About 90 miles west of Omaha, in the city of Columbus, there was a shooting on Tuesday afternoon. The Nebraska State Patrol reported that it is looking into the incident.
Nebraska State Patrol stated in a press release that, “The Columbus Police Department was conducting a welfare check on a subject following a report of potential self-harm.”
The 17-year-old boy was shot by an officer during the response, according to state police. At the scene, he was declared deceased.
The Nebraska State Patrol was asked by the Columbus Police Department to carry out the “in-custody death investigation,” which is still underway, according to state police.
According to state police, the shooting-related officer has been placed on administrative leave.
Columbus police stated that there isn’t a current threat to the community.
At this moment, neither the Columbus Police Department nor the Nebraska State Patrol are providing any more information about the shooting.