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NEW DETAILS ON SOUTH SIOUX SHOOTING

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THE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL HAS CONFIRMED THURSDAY NIGHT’S INCIDENT AT THE AUTUMN PARK APARTMENTS IN SOUTH SIOUX CITY WAS AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING THAT INVOLVED A CITY POLICE OFFICER.

SOUTH SIOUX POLICE CHIEF ED MAHON SAYS THE INCIDENT STARTED WHEN PARAMEDICS RESPONDED TO A CALL OF A POSSIBLE OVERDOSE AT THE APARTMENT COMPLEX ON 320 EAST 12TH AROUND 7:50 P.M:

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CHIEF MAHON SAYS OFFICERS BEGAN SECURING THE BUILDING AND EVACUATING OTHER RESIDENTS WHEN THE SUSPECT, 61-YEAR-OLD RICHARD GERMEK OF SOUTH SIOUX CITY, OPENED FIRE:

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GERMEK WAS THEN TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AND TAKEN TO MERCYONE WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.

BECAUSE IT WAS AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING, THE NEBRASKA STATE PATROL WAS CALLED IN TO BE THE LEAD INVESTIGATIVE AGENCY:

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GERMEK WAS TREATED AND RELEASED FROM MERCYONE AND TAKEN TO THE DAKOTA COUNTY JAIL, BUT IS NOW HOSPITALIZED AGAIN FOR A MEDICAL CONDITION UNRELATED TO THE INCIDENT.

THE UNIDENTIFIED OFFICER WHO FIRED THE SHOT IS NOW ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE:

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NO OFFICERS OR PARAMEDICS WERE INJURED DURING THE INCIDENT AND CHARGES ARE PENDING AGAINST GERMEK.