Omaha police have released the name of an officer who was shot during a traffic stop.
Police identified the officer as 42-year-old Ken Fortune, who’s been on the Omaha force for nearly 11 years.
Deputy Chief Scott Gray says the shooting happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday in northeast Omaha near Miller Park. Fortune was among three officers conducting the traffic stop when a passenger in the vehicle fled on foot, shooting at officers. Officers returned fired, wounding the passenger.
Police do not believe Fortune’s or the passenger’s wounds are life-threatening. They were taken to Nebraska Medical Center.
Police have not identified the passenger or the driver, who was arrested.