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Fast Food Robbery Ends Deadly for Cops TV Show Crew Member
“Cops” TV Show Crew Member Shot and Killed During Filming
Most of us have seen the television show, “Cops”. It’s known for it’s crime fighting and killer (no pun intended) theme song. The “Cops” TV show was filming when the police were called to respond to a robbery. The police got to the scene and then had to open fire while they disrupted a robbery at a fast food restaurant in Omaha. Sadly, one of the “Cops” TV show crew members was shot and killed as well as the robbery suspect. The suspect had been carrying a pellet gun that police believed was a real gun.
Police Believe Robbery Suspect Has Real Gun
According to Police Chief, Todd Schmaderer…witnesses and officers believed the robbery suspect’s “Airsoft handgun” was real and that it only fired plastic pellets. The robbery suspect fired at the officers before they returned fire. The suspect was hit by an actual bullet but somehow still fled the restaurant before he collapsed.
The Officers then continued to fire on the suspect as he fled the restaurant. As he was leaving and the firing continued, that is when the “Cops” crew member was also hit. Chief Schmaderer said that he believes that there were three officers that were involved in the incident and he thinks that they acted properly during the attempted robbery at the Wendy’s in Omaha.
According to Chief Schmaderer, the “Cops” crew member that died is thirty-eight year old Bryce Dion. Bryce worked for Langley Productions. The Robbery suspect that died is thirty-two year old Cortez Washington.
Chief Schmaderer also said that there was a video that got captured by another crewman of the “Cops” television show that showed the whole chaotic situation in the restaurant. The police will not release the video but it will be a part of the Grand Jury Investigation into the shooting. All three of the officers are on leave right now.
Langley Productions spokeswoman, Pam Golum’s statement:
We are deeply saddened and shocked by this tragedy and our main concern is helping his family in any way we can. Bryce Dion was a long term member of the `COPS’ team and very talented and dedicated person.
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