Lincoln police have identified the convenience store clerk shot and killed early Thursday morning as a 51-year-old Lincoln man.
Robert Hanna died shortly after being shot by an armed robber.
Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says surveillance video doesn’t indicate there was any struggle between the robber and Hanna prior to the fatal shooting.
“In fact, it looked as if he was complying with the request,” Bliemeister informs reporters during a media briefing. “Although there is not audio available from the video, it does show that Mr. Hanna was attempting to comply with the request of the person that did this senseless crime.”
Officers and paramedics arrived at the scene shortly after the shooting. Attempts to resuscitate Hanna failed. He was pronounced dead at the scene moments later.
Bliemeister says he is well aware that the shooting brings to nine the total number of murders this year.
“And we are looking internally to see if we can make changes in order to better protect the citizens of Lincoln. It’s incumbent upon us always to be able to do that,” Bliemeister says.
The suspect remains at large. Police say they must have the public’s help to make an arrest.
Jane Monnich, KLIN, contributed to this story.