- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office has been tasked with presenting to a grand jury a case in which authorities say Sidney police fatally shot a 44-year-old man who was armed with a knife.

The Sidney Sun-Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1JcH35d ) Corey O’Brien with the office is appointed as special acting county attorney in Dana Hlavinka’s shooting death.

Authorities say two police officers responded Sunday to a domestic dispute at a Sidney residence. They entered the home and confronted Hlavinka, who was holding a knife, and shot him.

Sidney Police Chief BJ Wilkinson says Sgt. Chad Borgmann and Officer Austin Smith have been placed on administrative leave pending further investigation.

The man’s wife, Leasa Hlavinka, was airlifted to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, Colorado, for treatment of stab wounds.


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