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Neb. officer shot in the face and head during struggle with alleged mall shoplifter

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Omaha Police Dept. Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck. Image: Omaha Police Department, Facebook A police officer in Nebraska is recovering after being shot in the face and head during a struggle with an alleged shoplifter at the local mall.

The 21-year-old suspect, who was detained after allegedly stealing a package of T-shirts from JCPenney, is in custody and will be charged with attempted murder, police said.

The shooting happened the afternoon of March 12 when store security at JCPenney called Omaha police with a shoplifting report.

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