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Omaha Police Release Name Of Wounded Officer

Omaha Police Release Name Of Wounded Officer

Omaha police have released the name of an officer who was shot during a traffic stop.

Police identified the officer as 42-year-old Ken Fortune, who’s been on the Omaha force for nearly 11 years.

Deputy Chief Scott Gray says the shooting happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday in northeast Omaha near Miller Park. Fortune was among three officers conducting the traffic stop when a passenger in the vehicle fled on foot, shooting at officers. Officers returned fired, wounding the passenger.

Police do not believe Fortune’s or the passenger’s wounds are life-threatening. They were taken to Nebraska Medical Center.

Police have not identified the passenger or the driver, who was arrested.

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