An investigation into Monday’s officer involved shooting of Monroe Evans in Omaha was determined justified. Evans remains hospitalized in critical condition after he was struck multiple times by officers who returned fire after Officer Jill Schillerberg was shot in the ankle. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says there is a reason that Officer Matthew Skradski fired 11 shots at Evans.
Chief Schmaderer says, “We are trained as law enforcement professionals to shoot until that threat is stopped. In this particular occasion that is what the officer did. The suspect in this case continually trained his firearm at the female officer so Officer Skradski continued to shoot until Mr. Evans posed no threat.”
Officer Skradski still had rounds in his gun and Evans is still alive. Chief Schmaderer says Officer Skradski didn’t shoot to kill but rather to stop the potentially deadly threat to his partner and himself.
Officer Jill Schillerberg was treated and released from a hospital and continues to recover. Chief Schmaderer says she is doing fine but it could of been a lot worse. He also hopes that Evans has a good recovery and they wish him the best but there are several things he will have to be held accountable for regarding criminal charges when he is released from the hospital. Evans remains in critical condition.
Investigators met with Evans family yesterday to explain the outcome of their investigation.