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OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING CONFIRMED INVOLVING ARMED SUSPECT AT SOUTH SIOUX APARTMENTS

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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.

OFFICERS RESPONDED TO A CALL OF A POSSIBLE OVERDOSE AT THE APARTMENT COMPLEX AT 320 EAST 12TH AROUND 7:50 P.M.

PARAMEDICS ALREADY AT THE SCENE WERE FORCED TO EVACUATE AFTER A MAN BRANDISHED A FIREARM.

OFFICERS ATTEMPTED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH HIM AND THE MAN FIRED AT OFFICERS IN THE HALLWAY OF THE APARTMENT BUILDING.

AN OFFICER RETURNED FIRE, STRIKING 61-YEAR-OLD RICHARD GERMEK OF SOUTH SIOUX CITY.

GERMEK WAS TAKEN TO MERCYONE WITH NON-LIFE-THREATENING INJURIES.

HE WAS THEN TAKEN TO THE DAKOTA COUNTY JAIL BUT IS NOW HOSPITALIZED AGAIN FOR A MEDICAL CONDITION UNRELATED TO THE INCIDENT.

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