LINCOLN, Neb. – On Friday, January 5th, 2018, at approximately 8:00 p.m. a Deputy United States Marshal along with two Lincoln Police Officers were attempting to apprehend Thomas Sailors, 25, who was wanted on a felony warrant for possession with intent to distribute narcotics issued out of Gage County.
Sailors was contacted in the parking lot for 1600 Block of Prospect as the driver and lone occupant of a stolen 2007 GMC Yukon. Sailors struck at least four vehicles including the vehicles driven by the Deputy United States Marshal and the Lincoln Police Officers.
He backed into the east exterior wall the building, damaging the structure. Shots were fired into the vehicle by the Deputy United States Marshal striking Sailors.
A pursuit of the stolen GMC Yukon followed that was ended at 8:20 p.m. At approximately 8:29 p.m. Sailors arrived in the Yukon at a local area hospital. He was taken into custody out of the vehicle and brought into the emergency room.
Sailors is being treated for gunshot wounds and is in the custody of the Lincoln Police Department. He is in critical but stable condition.
The investigation leading to the officer involved shooting is being completed by the Lincoln Police Department and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. Internal reviews by the Lincoln Police Department and United States Marshal’s Service will follow to ensure compliance with the policies and procedures of each agency.
There are no reported injuries to any of the involved law enforcement officers or the occupants of the home on the 1600 Block of Prospect.
There is no ongoing threat to the public as a result of this incident.