LINCOLN — A woman was killed and a man was critically wounded Saturday during a shootout with police in Lincoln.
Before the shooting, a robbery in the parking lot of a Lincoln hotel was reported around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said a Nebraska state trooper spotted the suspect’s vehicle after the victim was alerted that his credit card was being used at a business and gas station in north Lincoln.
As the state patrolman pursued the suspects, a man began shooting at officers from the vehicle. The trooper was able to stop the Chevrolet Trailblazer on North 56th Street under the Interstate 80 overpass.
At that point, two state troopers and a Lincoln police officer exchanged gunfire with the suspects. Wagner said the man was shot several times, and the woman was also shot after she pulled out a gun.
The woman died at after undergoing emergency surgery. The male suspect is in intensive care with life-threatening injuries.
Wagner said the suspects are from Wyoming but their names were not immediately released. The vehicle the suspects were driving had been reported stolen in Wyoming.
A state trooper was wounded while chasing the suspects, but Wagner said the trooper was treated at a hospital and released in good condition.