Welfare Check Officer Horrifically Shoots and Kills 17 year old During Routine

A youngster was fatally shot by a police officer conducting a welfare check at a Nebraska home, according to state police.

The Nebraska State Patrol says it is investigating the incident, which happened Tuesday afternoon in Columbus, a community approximately 90 miles west of Omaha.

“The Columbus Police Department was conducting a welfare check on a subject following a report of potential self-harm,” according to a press statement from the Nebraska State Patrol.

During the response, an officer shot the 17-year-old kid, according to state police. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The Columbus Police Department contacted the Nebraska State Patrol to undertake an “in-custody death investigation,” which is still continuing, state police said.

The officer involved in the incident has been placed on administrative leave, according to state police.

According to Columbus police, no active threat exists in the community.

The Nebraska State Patrol and Columbus Police Department have not revealed any other information on the shooting as of now.

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