Police Chief Todd Schmaderer accepted the resignation of Officer Alvin Lugod.
Lugod fatally shot robbery suspect Danny Elrod February 23rd. Omaha police responded to a robbery call at a Dollar General and found Elrod, who was 39, at a nearby parking lot. Elrod refused to comply with the officers’ commands to show his hands and get down on the ground.
Lugod shot Elrod after he turned away and toward the other officers. Lugod claimed he fear Elrod would harm the other officers. He fired three shots, hitting Elrod twice in the back.
A grand jury cleared Lugod of any criminal charges.