Neb. officer shoots knife-wielding man
By LORI PILGER
He said the officer, a 10-year veteran of the Lincoln Police Department, has been placed on administrative leave during the internal investigation, pursuant to department policy.
“It’s been a good long time since we’ve had an officer-involved fatal shooting here in Lincoln,” Casady said.
The last was in August 1992, when Sgt. Kent Woodhead shot and killed Seth Whiteface, 38, outside a downtown Valentino’s after Whiteface pointed what turned out to be a toy gun at Woodhead.
On Friday afternoon, a woman who answered the door at the A Street house declined to comment about the incident.
Police said they had no permanent address for Gannon, a registered sex offender who was released from the Seward County Jail Dec. 27.
He was sentenced to a year in jail Aug. 27 on a misdemeanor child abuse charge and given credit for 123 days already served. The charge was amended from a felony.
Gannon had been arrested in Lincoln three times and cited 10 times since 1987.
On April 16, 2005, he was picked up on suspicion of first-degree sexual assault of a child, attempted sexual assault of a child and two counts of child abuse. He pleaded no contest to two charges each of child abuse and attempted sexual assault of a child and was sentenced Jan. 3, 2006, to 1½ years and ordered to register as a sex offender.
In 2001, Gannon was arrested on suspicion of refusing to comply with an order of an officer. He was fined $150 fine for entering a vehicle without permission.
In 1987, Gannon, then 17, was arrested by Lincoln police for disturbing the peace. He was fined $100.
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