Authorities in Nebraska said on Sunday that a man who was shot by an off-duty constable over the weekend is in critical but stable condition. He sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and will need additional medical attention before he can be questioned.
Just before 5 a.m. on Saturday, as he was leaving for work at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Centre in Omaha, the deputy called dispatch to ask for the assistance of police who were already on duty due to an “active fight disturbance,” according to the authorities.
Within minutes, according to the authorities, a “help officer” call was placed.
Without providing further details, the sheriff’s office said in a news statement on Sunday that the off-duty constable had fired his pistol.
It further stated that the constable has been employed by the sheriff’s office for almost five years and is presently a part of the Uniform Services Bureau. The officer’s name was kept a secret by the office.
The man shot has been identified as 27-year-old Daveyon Sherman by the sheriff’s office.
“Mr Sherman remains in serious but stable condition,” the sheriff’s office said, adding, “An interview with Mr Sherman will take place once he is medically able to do so.”
According to the sheriff’s office, Sherman is wanted on several warrants for his arrest related to alleged crimes that occurred before to Saturday’s shooting.
The deputy will stay on paid administrative leave in accordance with departmental protocol until the sheriff’s office, the Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol have finished their joint investigation into the shooting, according to officials.