"Cops" crew member shot in Omaha during shoot-out
Omaha's police chief says officers are taking the death of a "Cops" TV show crew member very hard. Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant Tuesday night killed sound man Bryce Dion as well as the robbery suspect, parolee Cortez Washington. Washington was carrying what officers thought was a real handgun. It turned out that the gun fires only plastic pellets. Dion was wearing a bullet-proof vest but Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says a single bullet "slipped into a gap in the vest" and struck him in the chest. A full video of what happened isn't being released but will be part of a grand jury investigation. The crew for the reality show has been filming all summer in Omaha and had only one week left in the city. The incident has also halted filming in Springfield, Missouri.