A robbery suspect was shot and killed by an Omaha police officer Monday evening. Officers were sent to the Family Dollar Store in southeast Omaha around 6:30 pm to investigate an armed robbery. Before officers arrived at the store they located the suspect and attempted to make an arrest. At that time 39 year old Danny Elrod was shot by an officer.
Elrod was transported to Nebraska Medicine but later died from injuries.
The Omaha Police Officer – Involved Investigations Squad is currently investigating. The name of the officer involved has not been released and is on administrative leave from the department.
Records show there was a warrant for Elrod’s arrest for failure to appear for a court date.