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Officer Involved Shooting C3003051

Date: May 2, 2023
For More Information: Terry T. Wagner, twagner@lancaster.ne.gov

On Monday May1, 2023, members of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Narcotics Task Force were conducting surveillance on a motel room at S.W.27th and West 'O' regarding a separate investigation. The task force members left their position and proceeded to the parking lot of 123 N.W. 28th. An LPD investigator and a NSP investigator were in one vehicle, another NSP investigator was in another vehicle. A Chevrolet Impala with New York plates driven by 35 year old Chace Abney followed the Task Force members from the motel to the parking lot. The officers, who were wearing  vests and badges identifying them as law enforcement, exited their vehicle to make contact with Abney, giving loud verbal commands to exit the vehicle. Abney, who is 6'4" tall and weighs 240 lbs resisted the officers, refused to comply with their commands and pulled a 9mm pistol, pointing it at the officers. One round was fired from that pistol. One trooper and the LPD officer returned fire. First Aid was performed by the officers and Abney was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with gunshot wounds. 

Abney has Lincoln ties and was in Lincoln for about a week. The pistol he had was reported stolen May 1 in Norfolk. Abney has outstanding warrants from Arizona for Disorderly Conduct with a Firearm and a drug possession warrant out of New York and California, none of them extraditable. 


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