OMAHA, NE – Daveyon Sherman, a 27-year-old Nebraska man, is currently in a serious but stable condition after being shot in the chest by an off-duty deputy. The incident occurred over the weekend, and authorities have stated that Sherman will need further medical attention before he can be questioned about the event.
The deputy, who was on his way to work at the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center in Omaha, called for backup due to an “active fight disturbance” early Saturday morning, before 5 a.m. A “help officer” call was broadcast within minutes of his request.
The deputy, a nearly five-year veteran of the sheriff’s office who is currently serving in its Uniform Services Bureau, fired his weapon during the incident. The sheriff’s office has yet to elaborate on the specifics of the shooting or release the name of the deputy involved.
Sherman, the individual shot, has several outstanding arrest warrants related to previous incidents that took place prior to the shooting on Saturday.
In line with departmental policy, the deputy will be placed on paid administrative leave while the incident is under investigation. The inquiry will be a joint effort between the sheriff’s office, the Omaha Police Department, and the Nebraska State Patrol.