Columbus officer-involved shooting suspect in custody
COLUMBUS, Neb. -- The Columbus Police Department says they have arrested a suspect in an officer-involved shooting that happened at a mobile home.
The officer-involved shooting happened on Oct. 20, 2023, according to police.
Columbus Police Capt. Doug Molczyk said they arrested 32-year-old Caleb Urban on the following charges: attempted first-degree assault on an officer, terroristic threats, child abuse, and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Around 4 p.m. on Oct. 20, CPD said officers responded to a report of threats being made at a mobile home in Carriage House Estates in Columbus.
CPD said that during the investigation they were trying to determine the welfare of a subject and a child.
While trying to speak with the subject, Molczyk said that Urban came out of the home, armed and an officer-involved shooting took place.
Urban was reportedly given first aid by officers at the scene until Columbus Fire Department officials arrived to take him to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Molczyk said that Urban was later taken by air to a hospital in Lincoln where he had surgery on Oct. 23.
CPD said that Urban was released from the hospital on Oct. 26 and was taken into police custody.
The Nebraska State Patrol was contacted to do the shooting investigation.
CPD said members of the Platte County Sheriff's Office assisted in the initial investigation and securing the scene until more units from CPD were able to be called in for duty.
"The investigation is still ongoing and this is all the information that will be released at this time.," Molczyk said.