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Police officer, suspect critically hurt by gunfire in Omaha


OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gunfire broke out while police were trying to arrest a fugitive in northeast Omaha Wednesday, and a female officer and a suspect were both critically wounded.

Deputy Police Chief David Baker said Wednesday the gunfire happened while officers were trying to serve a felony arrest warrant shortly before 1 p.m.

Paramedics were performing CPR on both as they were taken from near 30th Street and Martin Avenue to Creighton University Medical Center.

It wasn’t immediately clear how many others were involved.

Neighbor Tiffany Atkins says she heard between five and 10 shots Wednesday afternoon before seeking shelter in her basement. Atkins says the incident makes her want to move.

More than a dozen police cars were in the neighborhood Wednesday afternoon as authorities investigated. Several officers also guarded the hospital.

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