An attempt to serve an arrest warrant at a Lincoln hotel turned deadly Wednesday after the suspect struggled with police and an officer shot and killed him.
Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner reported 34-year-old Tyson Hubbard of Omaha died at a local hospital.
“Hubbard was observed to exit the motel and was contacted by officers when he was getting into a motor vehicle. He resisted arrest. A struggle ensued and he was shot. A handgun has been recovered from his vehicle at the scene,” Wagner told reporters during a news conference. “Hubbard was pronounced dead at a Bryan West Emergency Room and no Law Enforcement Officers were injured in this incident.”
Wagner said four officers with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force served the arrest warrant. Hubbard was being sought on a felony warrant charging Hubbard with 2nd Degree Assault.
Only one of the officers fired shots. He has not been identified, neither has his agency.
Wagner said an investigation into the deadly shooting is underway.
“The sheriff’s office is conducting the criminal investigation for the grand jury review as required by law,” according to Wagner. “We will also place the deputies who were involved on administrative leave, pending our internal investigation into this shooting. An autopsy will be conducted to determine Hubbard’s cause of death.”
The Metro Area Fugitive Task Force is comprised of officers from the U.S. Marshal’s service, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln Police Department, and other area law enforcement agencies.
AUDIO: Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner discusses fatal shooting of Tyson Hubbard. [2:20]