'Cops' Show Crew Member Killed in Crossfire

Sound supervisor Bryce Dion was shot when an attempted robbery turned into a shootout.
2:33 | 08/28/14

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accident during a filming of the popular reality show "Cops." A crew member caught in the cross fire killed during a police shootout and ABC's Mara schiavocampo here with the story. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning. Police work is dangerous and that can sometimes put the crew of the show "Cops" at risk. And now for the first time in the show's Moren THA two decades on the air a crew men has been killed. ? Bad boys what you gonna do ? Reporter: For 25 years the television show "Cops" has given viewers a gritty firsthand look at crime on the streets. But that danger all too real this morning after "Cops" crew member Bryce deion was killed during filming of a police shootout for an upcoming episode of the show in Omaha, Nebraska. Police frantically calling for help moments after the 38-year-old audio technician is shot. One of the "Cops" guys has been hit by gunfire. We need a squad here now. Reporter: It all started with a reported armed robbery in this Wendy's restaurant Tuesday night. Police say these images show 32-year-old Cortez Washington holding a gun. He just kept telling me hurry up, hurry hup, hurry up the whole time having the gun pointed at me. Reporter: When police arrive deion and another "Cops" crew member are with them filming every tense moment. Police say Washington fired first but when officers shot back, they say deion got caught in the cross fire. Deion trapped inside this glass doorway struck by a single bullet. It came in the left arm and slipped in between the vest where there is an open area. Reporter: This video reveals the hectic moments just after the shooting. Emergency crews trying to revive deion. But both he and Washington would die from their injuries. When you're reporting police work and riding along with us, unfortunately you subject yourself to that same level of violence that Omaha police officers do every day. Hey. Reporter: "Cops" has been filming in Omaha all summer and was set to finish shooting this week. We've never had an incident like this. It's a very sad day for us. Reporter: Now, as it turns out that robbery suspect's gun was an air pistol that fires only plastic pellets. Still, police say witnesses reported seeing that man fire directly at the officers and they say the footage that deion helped film ins dying moments showing just that. Such a sad story. The guy was just doing his job.

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