Suspect arrested after shooting Omaha officer at shopping mall

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP/KCAU) — Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says a police officer was shot and critically injured at the Westroads Mall.

The chief said two officers responded to a call at the shopping center Friday afternoon and one was shot.

Police Lt. Sherie Thomas said the suspect was later arrested after a chase along Interstate 80 that reached high speeds.

She said the gun used in the shooting was found when the suspect was arrested.

The officer was alert Friday evening and will have to undergo surgery.

Nebraska Gov. Pete Rickett’s tweeted out a response to the incident.

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