Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer speaks in front of images from security video and an enlargement of an airsoft pistol used in the robbery of a Wendy's restaurant on Tuesday
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Cops TV crew member killed in 'chaotic' robbery, say police

A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who responded to a robbery in Omaha.

The city's police chief Todd Schmaderer said the robber Cortez Washington had fired a pellet gun, which officers thought was a real weapon.

They opened fire killing Mr Washington and soundman Bryce Dion.

Chief Schmaderer said his officers were "taking this very hard".

  • 28 Aug 2014
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