A man who was shot by an off-duty deputy in Nebraska during the weekend is currently in a serious but stable condition with a gunshot wound to his chest. Authorities have stated that further medical care is necessary before they can conduct an interview with him. This incident unfolded on Saturday just before 5 a.m. when the deputy, en route to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center in Omaha, called for on-duty officers’ assistance due to an ongoing fight disturbance.
Responding swiftly, a “help officer” call was issued within minutes. The off-duty deputy discharged his weapon during the incident, as confirmed by the sheriff’s office in a news release on Sunday. However, the release did not provide specific details about the circumstances leading to the shooting.
The deputy, an experienced law enforcement professional with nearly five years of service at the sheriff’s office, is currently assigned to the Uniform Services Bureau. The sheriff’s office has chosen not to release the deputy’s name at this time.
The man who was shot has been identified as Daveyon Sherman, 27. The sheriff’s office has reported that Sherman remains in a serious but stable condition, and an interview will be conducted with him once he is medically fit.
Before the shooting occurred on Saturday, Sherman had multiple warrants for his arrest related to alleged incidents.
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As per departmental policy, the off-duty deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave while the sheriff’s office, the Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol jointly conduct an investigation into the shooting.