COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Police have identified an Omaha, Nebraska man shot by a Council Bluffs officer in an exchange of gunfire.
Police say 34-year-old Jimmy Carr was shot Saturday outside a Council Bluffs gas station and is being treated at an Omaha hospital for a gunshot wound to his left hip. He is expected to recover.
Police say the shooting happened after an employee at the gas station reported that someone had stolen a gas can.
Police say an officer who responded encountered Carr outside the station, and that Carr pulled a gun from his pocket and fired at the officer. The officer returned fire, injuring Carr. The officer was not hurt.
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WOWT-TV reports that the shooting happened Saturday outside of a gas station. The officer was unhurt.
Police say the man went into a gas station and tried to steal a gas can. An officer had just pulled into the parking lot.
The clerk told the officer that the man was stealing the gas can, and the officer told him to return it.
Police say the man grabbed a gun and allegedly fired one shot at the officer, who returned fire.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that the suspect, a 34-year-old man from Omaha, Nebraska, is hospitalized with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.