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COLUMBUS, Neb. (Columbus News Team) -- A Columbus Police Officer and a suspect were both shot in a confrontation Thursday evening. The officer is said to be in stable condition, recovering at an Omaha hospital.

Credit: Columbus News Team

Columbus Police were serving a warrant at around 7:45 p.m. when the officer was confronted by an armed suspect with a rifle. Gunfire was exchanged, and the officer was shot twice, according the Nebraska State Patrol. The suspect was also shot.

Both were treated at a Columbus hospital. The officer was then transferred to Omaha. The medical helicopter landed in Omaha around 10 p.m. Thursday.

Identities were not immediately released. There is no word yet on the condition of the suspect.

Columbus Mayor Jim Bulkley issued the following statement:

“The citizens of Columbus are praying for the officer and his entire family. This man represents the very best of our community and put his life on the line tonight so that we can live safely in the town we love. The Columbus Police Department is a family and right now this crew of dedicated public servants and community members is benefitting from an out-pouring of unconditional support that is amazing.”

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