Off-duty officer shoots fugitive after call for assistance

OMAHA, NE – A Nebraska man, identified as Daveyon Sherman, 27, is in serious but stable condition after being shot in the chest by an off-duty deputy over the weekend, according to authorities. The man’s medical condition requires further care before he can be interviewed about the incident.

The off-duty deputy was en route to his job at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center in Omaha early Saturday morning. He called dispatch to request backup for an “active fight disturbance” before 5 a.m. A “help officer” call was issued within minutes of his request.

The deputy, who has nearly five years of service with the sheriff’s office and is currently assigned to its Uniform Services Bureau, discharged his weapon during the incident. The sheriff’s office did not provide further details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, nor did they release the deputy’s name.

Sherman, the man who was shot, reportedly has multiple outstanding arrest warrants related to incidents that occurred prior to Saturday’s shooting.

As per departmental policy, the involved deputy will be on paid administrative leave while the shooting is under investigation. The probe will be jointly conducted by the sheriff’s office, the Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol.