Shortly after 1 pm Tuesday afternoon, a vehicle ran into the Chick-Fil-A restaurant at South Pointe Pavilions Shopping Center at 27th and Pine Lake Road. Initial police reports the driver of the vehicle pulled a gun and shot one man when attempts were made to detain him.
Update 2:10pm: According to reports, the unidentified man went into Chick-Fil-A and was creating a disturbance inside by flipping tables and throwing items. He then went into his truck and drove it through the restaurant. A officer allegedly shot the man and rescue efforts followed. The man did not survive.
Southwest High School was in a brief lockout but has since lifted.
Update 2:12pm: Lincoln Police officer Luke Bonkiewicz, in a press conference on the scene said there is no ongoing threat to the public. The person who ran his truck into the restaurant is deceased. There will be more information at 4pm when Police hold a briefing.
Update 4:00pm: At an afternoon news conference, Tuesday. Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister confirmed that at 1:06 in the afternoon LPD was called about a disturbance at the Chick-Fil-A on 27th and Pine Lake that resulted in the suspect being shot and dying from the wound.
Bliemeister said on the arrival of officers, a uniformed Burlington Northern Sante Fe Special Agent was performing life saving measures on the individual.
At the conference the following information was given about the ongoing investigation:
Inside the Chick-Fil-A, a patron escorted the now deceased individual out of the restaurant due to his language and actions. The individual then got into his vehicle and drove it backwards through the west side of the building.
“There were numerous patrons inside that began to flee, thankfully no one else inside was hurt,” said Bliemeister. After driving into the restaurant, the individual got out and continued to cause a disturbance and the uniformed Sante Fe Special Agent confronted the suspect who made threatening statements to the agent. The suspect was also carrying another weapon . The Special Agent fired his weapon at the suspect who died from the injuries.
Bliemeister affirmed that there is no threat to the public and LPD continues to investigate and gather physical and digital evidence.
This story is still developing. We will have updates as they come in.