SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska (KTIV) – The Dakota County Attorney’s office is releasing new details about a deadly shooting May 11 involving a South Sioux City Police officer.
According to county attorney Kim Watson, on May 11 South Sioux City Officer Brian Van Berkum was on duty when he was contacted by a witness that said a man was in possession of a gun inside a bar at 1313 Dakota Avenue.
Shortly after 2 a.m. Van Berkum radio dispatch requesting additional officers to find the man.
According to Watson, Van Berkum found a man, later identified as Luis Quinones Rosa, who matched the witness’s description.
According to Watson, when Van Berkum confronted Rosa, Rosa displayed a gun and opened fire- hitting Van Berkum in the abdomen and the leg.
Van Berkum returned fire, hitting Rosa in the leg and completely severing his femoral artery.
When other officers arrived in the area, they found Rosa unresponsive inside an automobile with a .357 Magnum handgun.
Officers rendered aid and Rosa was taken to an area hospital, where he later died of extensive blood loss.
Authorities say Van Berkum is in stable condition and doing well following surgery.