United States

Bryce Dion

28 August 2014

The sound engineer with “Cops”, a reality TV show in Omaha, was accidentally killed in cross fire by police in Omaha. The victim was a member of COPS TV crew filming a police operation when officers responded to a robbery.

The city's police chief said the robber, who also died in the incident on Tuesday, fired at the officers with a pellet gun that looked like a real pistol and officers returned fire. In the confusion during the shootout, soundman Bryce Dion was hit with a single bullet and died.

The police chief defended the decision to invite the TV crew to film the operation , saying it was intended to garner the public support for the force.

Source: BBC