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Multiple law enforcement agencies were on the scene of a shootout near the 56th Street and Interstate 80 interchange Saturday morning. Officials say a female suspect died after an exchange of gunfire.




One woman was killed Saturday morning in a shootout with law enforcement near the 56th Street and Interstate 80 interchange.

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said the incident started with a report of a robbery at a northwest Lincoln hotel just after 8:30 a.m. Soon after, the victim learned that his credit card was being used at multiple businesses in north Lincoln.

A short time later, a Nebraska State Patrol trooper saw the Chevy Trailblazer and suspects — a man and a woman — described by the victim. The trooper attempted to stop them in the 5500 block of Superior Street. While being pursued, the male suspect began firing shots at the trooper.

Another trooper and a Lincoln Police Department officer joined the pursuit, which ended at about 9:30 a.m. when one of the officers crashed into the Trailblazer underneath the I-80 overpass on 56th Street. The man continued to shoot at officers and officers returned fire, Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

The female suspect then picked up a gun, and after she disobeyed officers’ orders, she was shot. Wagner said it is unclear whether she fired any shots.

The male suspect was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. The woman was also taken to a hospital but later died.

Officials did not identify either suspect, but said the Trailblazer had been reported stolen in Wyoming.

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