Omaha police identify suspect shot and wounded by police

Authorities have released the name of a man shot by an Omaha police officer near the scene of another shooting.

Police say 30-year-old Deandre E. Crittenden is in critical condition at Creighton University Medical Center, but he is expected to survive.

Police say officers in northeast Omaha heard gunshots Thursday night and followed a suspicious sport utility vehicle.

Officers eventually stopped the SUV, which was driven by Crittenden. He got out and fled on foot.

Two officers chased Crittenden, and one noted the suspect was armed with a gun. Officer Paul Hasiak says he later fired at Crittenden after the suspect allegedly raised a handgun gun at him.

No officers were injured. Hasiak and Officer Eric Meads were placed on paid administrative leave. The case remains under investigation.

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