A man has been fatally shot and two Lincoln police officers wounded in an exchange of gunfire.
The Lincoln Police Department reports the officers responded to a report of suspicious activity in the area of north 73rd and Adams Streets Sunday evening. Officers approached two men seated in a parked car with stolen license plates. The man in the driver’s seat 29-year-old Zachary Grisby of Central City, was wanted on two felony warrants from Merrick County; one for making terrorist threats, the other for obstructing a peace officer.
Two other officers arrived at the scene and were assisting in the arrest when Grisby stated he wasn’t going to go to jail and began to struggle with officers. Grisby put one officer in a headlock and hit him several times in the face. He then pulled a gun and began firing, hitting one officer in the arm.
An officer shot and killed Grisby when he pointed the gun at him, according to Lincoln police.
Grisby died at the scene.
The passenger in the car fled to a nearby residence. Officers surrounded the house and arrested five people. All five have been released after being interviewed by police.
The officer shot and wounded is being treated at a Lincoln hospital. The second officer was treated and released for head injuries. Three officers total have been placed on administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.
A grand jury will review the shooting in accordance with state law.
The identities of the officers have not been released.