Officer & Suspect Shot Near Turner Blvd. & Jackson St.

Mr. Evans 9mm Norinco Tokarev Firearm

Officer interviews were completed this afternoon. This incident was audio recorded from the mobile video camera in the officers’ assigned cruiser. The cruiser video camera was activated and fully functioning before the officers made contact with Mr. Evans; however, this incident occurred outside the view of the video camera. Body worn cameras are assigned to individual Omaha Police Officers. The first phase of body worn cameras have been assigned to officers and are in use. Officers Schillerberg and Skradski were not part of the first phase of officers assigned body worn cameras.

Officers Skradski and Schillerberg responded to the radio call of a suspicious person at 1327 Park Avenue. As the officers drove to the call, they first observed Mr. Evans walking at the intersection of Park Avenue and Leavenworth Street. When the officers arrived at 1327 Park Avenue, the 911 caller provided a description of the suspect that matched the description of Mr. Evans. The officers then drove back to look for Mr. Evans when they located him at 33rd Avenue and Turner Blvd.

The audio recording from the cruiser camera captured the officers’ verbal exchange with Mr. Evans which began at 1:09 p.m. During the conversation, Officer Skradski can be heard asking Mr. Evans for his name. Officer Skradski told Mr. Evans to stop and to remove his hands from his pockets several times. From the start of the contact with Mr. Evans, he was verbally non-compliant, kept his hands in the pocket of his sweatshirt, and continued to walk away from the two officers.

The officers eventually attempted to pat down Mr. Evans for weapons and a struggle ensued. While all three were still standing, Officer Schillerberg was able to get one handcuff on Mr. Evans’ left wrist. After one cuff was on Mr. Evans’ wrist, the officers continued to direct Mr. Evans to put his hands behind his back several times; however, Mr. Evans refused to comply with their commands. At 1:11 p.m., Mr. Evans discharged one round from a Norinco Tokarev, 9mm handgun, which struck Officer Schillerberg in the inside of her lower left leg. The round grazed her leg, traveled through her boot and exited onto the ground. Both officers disengaged from the suspect and returned gunfire. Officer Matthew Skradski discharged his .40 caliber Glock, Model 22 duty handgun 11 times. Officer Jill Schillerberg fired one round from her .45 caliber Glock, Model 21 duty handgun.

During her interview with detectives, Officer Schillerberg said that while they were attempting to handcuff Mr. Evans, he said he was going to “start popping”, which is confirmed by the cruiser camera audio recording. Instantaneously, Officer Schillerberg saw Mr. Evans with the gun in his right hand and shoot it. After Mr. Evans discharged his gun, Officer Schillerberg immediately felt pain in her left leg. Furthermore, Officer Schillerberg described that as Mr. Evans fell to the ground, onto his back, he was still holding his handgun. Officer Schillerberg said that Mr. Evans raised the gun up in her direction as she scrambled to get out of the way. Officer Schillerberg said that Officer Skradski continued to fire at Mr. Evans as he was tracking her with this handgun.

During Officer Skradski’s interview, he said that he was giving verbal commands to Mr. Evans to take his hands out of his pockets. He said that Mr. Evans verbally refused to comply with his commands. Officer Skradski said that he drew his Taser and told Mr. Evans he would be tased if he refused to comply. Officer Skradski said that Mr. Evans momentarily complied enough for the officers to attempt to control Mr. Evans. As the officers grabbed Mr. Evans he began resisting the officers. Officer Skradski holstered his Taser as both officers struggled to control Mr. Evans and get him into the second handcuff.
Officer Skradski described that as they tried to take Mr. Evans down to the ground Mr. Evans continued to actively resist their efforts to detain him. Officer Skradski said that during the struggle he heard a gunshot and immediately stood up and stepped back and away from Mr. Evans. Officer Skradski said he observed Mr. Evans with a gun in his hand and Officer Skradski began firing at him. Officer Skradski described Mr. Evans as pointing the handgun in the direction of Officer Schillerberg. Officer Skradski said that after the gunshots were fired and he radioed for a squad and more officers, he observed Mr. Evans’ handgun on the ground next to him. Officer Skradski said that he kicked the gun away from Mr. Evans.

The Norinco Tokarev, 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Eleven .40 caliber shell casings, one .45 caliber shell casing, and one 9 mm shell casing were recovered at the crime scene. The 9 mm shell casing that was found at the scene has the same head stamp as the 9 mm bullets that were recovered from Mr. Evans’ handgun. Detectives and crime scene investigators conducted a thorough search of the crime scene and found one projectile that is consistent with a 9 mm bullet. The recovered projectile that was found was similar to the other 9 mm bullets that were recovered from Mr. Evans’ handgun. Full forensic ballistic examinations will be completed on all three of the handguns, the recovered shell casings, and the recovered projectile.

Mr. Evans was treated for gunshot wounds to his shoulder, both arms, both legs, and his torso. Mr. Evans is currently in critical condition at Nebraska Medicine, under a police hospital guard.

A total of four witness interviews have been completed, including the person who called 911 to report that Mr. Evans was attempting to get into parked vehicles at 1327 Park Avenue. Three witnesses saw portions of this incident. One of the witnesses said that he heard the initial gunshots and then looked in the direction of the officers. The witness said that while the shots were fired, he observed the suspect fall to the ground on his back as the officers continued to shoot at the suspect. The witness said that after the shots were fired, the male officer (Skradski) kicked a handgun away from Mr. Evans body.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, Deputy Chief Mary Newman, and Deputy Chief David Baker have reviewed this investigation. The review consisted of watching and listening to the cruiser video, and given a briefing on the interviews with witnesses and officers, and discussing the circumstances of the incident with the Officer-Involved Investigations Team command officers. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has been kept apprised of the details throughout this investigation.

“The officers were justified in their use of deadly force, which was in direct response to Mr. Evans’ actions. I fully anticipate criminal charges against Mr. Evans upon his release from the hospital.”

– Chief Todd Schmaderer.


Previous Coverage:

According to police Mr. Evans is out of surgery and remains in critical condition.  Police say that a total of four witnesses have been interviewed today and that the two officers that were involved in this incident are scheduled for interviews on Tuesday afternoon.  Additional information is expected after the officers are interviewed.


Omaha Police Officers were dispatched to a the area of 1327 Park Ave at 12:53 PM to search for a suspicious male who was looking into vehicles and checking car doors.  Officers arrived around 1:09 PM and located a person matching the description in the area of 33rd and Jackson St.

Upon making contact with the suspect police say there was an exchange of gunfire between the officers and the suspect.  A female officer as well as the male suspect were struck by gunfire.  Moments later a “Help an Officer” broadcast was made.

Omaha Fire and Rescue also responded and transported a 28 y/o male who was shot multiple times to Nebraska Medicine in critical condition.  A female Omaha Police Officer was also transported to Nebraska Medicine suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg that was not considered life threatening.

Officer Jill Schillerberg

The officer struck by gunfire has since been identified as 39 year old, Jill E Schillerberg.  Schillerberg is a 16 year veteran officer and has been released from the hospital. Her partner, 36 year old Matthew Skradski was also involved.  Skradski is a 14 year veteran officer.  Both Officers are assigned to the Southeast Precinct as part of the Uniform Patrol Bureau.

Officer Matthew Skradski

The suspect has been identified as Monroe G. Evans, III.  His condition remains unknown at this time.

Evans was armed with a gun that was found at the scene.  It is unclear if one or both officers fired their weapons.  The Omaha Police Department Officer Involved Investigations Team and Internal Affairs will conduct their investigations.  During this investigation ballistic testing will be conducted to determine if both officers fired their weapons.

Two civilians have been interview at this point in the investigation.  Interviews will also be conducted with the Officers involved in the incident.  Any witnesses are encouraged to contact the Omaha Police Department at 404-444-5656.

Officer Jill Schillerberg and Officer Matthew Skradski have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the findings of the investigation.  This is normal policy for any Officer Involved Shooting.

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Press Release:


Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation
Monday, January 30th 2017
Officer-Involved Shooting Investigation
1327 Park Ave


Update: January 31, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

Officer interviews were completed this afternoon. This incident was audio recorded from the mobile video camera in the officers’ assigned cruiser. The cruiser video camera was activated and fully functioning before the officers made contact with Mr. Evans; however, this incident occurred outside the view of the video camera. Body worn cameras are assigned to individual Omaha Police Officers. The first phase of body worn cameras have been assigned to officers and are in use. Officers Schillerberg and Skradski were not part of the first phase of officers assigned body worn cameras.

Officers Skradski and Schillerberg responded to the radio call of a suspicious person at 1327 Park Avenue. As the officers drove to the call, they first observed Mr. Evans walking at the intersection of Park Avenue and Leavenworth Street. When the officers arrived at 1327 Park Avenue, the 911 caller provided a description of the suspect that matched the description of Mr. Evans. The officers then drove back to look for Mr. Evans when they located him at 33rd Avenue and Turner Blvd.

The audio recording from the cruiser camera captured the officers’ verbal exchange with Mr. Evans which began at 1:09 p.m. During the conversation, Officer Skradski can be heard asking Mr. Evans for his name. Officer Skradski told Mr. Evans to stop and to remove his hands from his pockets several times. From the start of the contact with Mr. Evans, he was verbally non-compliant, kept his hands in the pocket of his sweatshirt, and continued to walk away from the two officers.

The officers eventually attempted to pat down Mr. Evans for weapons and a struggle ensued. While all three were still standing, Officer Schillerberg was able to get one handcuff on Mr. Evans’ left wrist. After one cuff was on Mr. Evans’ wrist, the officers continued to direct Mr. Evans to put his hands behind his back several times; however, Mr. Evans refused to comply with their commands. At 1:11 p.m., Mr. Evans discharged one round from a Norinco Tokarev, 9mm handgun, which struck Officer Schillerberg in the inside of her lower left leg. The round grazed her leg, traveled through her boot and exited onto the ground. Both officers disengaged from the suspect and returned gunfire. Officer Matthew Skradski discharged his .40 caliber Glock, Model 22 duty handgun 11 times. Officer Jill Schillerberg fired one round from her .45 caliber Glock, Model 21 duty handgun.

During her interview with detectives, Officer Schillerberg said that while they were attempting to handcuff Mr. Evans, he said he was going to “start popping”, which is confirmed by the cruiser camera audio recording. Instantaneously, Officer Schillerberg saw Mr. Evans with the gun in his right hand and shoot it. After Mr. Evans discharged his gun, Officer Schillerberg immediately felt pain in her left leg. Furthermore, Officer Schillerberg described that as Mr. Evans fell to the ground, onto his back, he was still holding his handgun. Officer Schillerberg said that Mr. Evans raised the gun up in her direction as she scrambled to get out of the way. Officer Schillerberg said that Officer Skradski continued to fire at Mr. Evans as he was tracking her with this handgun.

During Officer Skradski’s interview, he said that he was giving verbal commands to Mr. Evans to take his hands out of his pockets. He said that Mr. Evans verbally refused to comply with his commands. Officer Skradski said that he drew his Taser and told Mr. Evans he would be tased if he refused to comply. Officer Skradski said that Mr. Evans momentarily complied enough for the officers to attempt to control Mr. Evans. As the officers grabbed Mr. Evans he began resisting the officers. Officer Skradski holstered his Taser as both officers struggled to control Mr. Evans and get him into the second handcuff.
Officer Skradski described that as they tried to take Mr. Evans down to the ground Mr. Evans continued to actively resist their efforts to detain him. Officer Skradski said that during the struggle he heard a gunshot and immediately stood up and stepped back and away from Mr. Evans. Officer Skradski said he observed Mr. Evans with a gun in his hand and Officer Skradski began firing at him. Officer Skradski described Mr. Evans as pointing the handgun in the direction of Officer Schillerberg. Officer Skradski said that after the gunshots were fired and he radioed for a squad and more officers, he observed Mr. Evans’ handgun on the ground next to him. Officer Skradski said that he kicked the gun away from Mr. Evans.

The Norinco Tokarev, 9mm handgun was recovered at the scene. Eleven .40 caliber shell casings, one .45 caliber shell casing, and one 9 mm shell casing were recovered at the crime scene. The 9 mm shell casing that was found at the scene has the same head stamp as the 9 mm bullets that were recovered from Mr. Evans’ handgun. Detectives and crime scene investigators conducted a thorough search of the crime scene and found one projectile that is consistent with a 9 mm bullet. The recovered projectile that was found was similar to the other 9 mm bullets that were recovered from Mr. Evans’ handgun. Full forensic ballistic examinations will be completed on all three of the handguns, the recovered shell casings, and the recovered projectile.

Mr. Evans was treated for gunshot wounds to his shoulder, both arms, both legs, and his torso. Mr. Evans is currently in critical condition at Nebraska Medicine, under a police hospital guard.

A total of four witness interviews have been completed, including the person who called 911 to report that Mr. Evans was attempting to get into parked vehicles at 1327 Park Avenue. Three witnesses saw portions of this incident. One of the witnesses said that he heard the initial gunshots and then looked in the direction of the officers. The witness said that while the shots were fired, he observed the suspect fall to the ground on his back as the officers continued to shoot at the suspect. The witness said that after the shots were fired, the male officer (Skradski) kicked a handgun away from Mr. Evans body.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer, Deputy Chief Mary Newman, and Deputy Chief David Baker have reviewed this investigation. The review consisted of watching and listening to the cruiser video, and given a briefing on the interviews with witnesses and officers, and discussing the circumstances of the incident with the Officer-Involved Investigations Team command officers. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has been kept apprised of the details throughout this investigation.

“The officers were justified in their use of deadly force, which was in direct response to Mr. Evans’ actions. I fully anticipate criminal charges against Mr. Evans upon his release from the hospital.” – Chief Todd Schmaderer.


Update: January 30, 2017 @ 9:30 p.m.

Monroe G. Evans, III, has made it out of surgery and is in critical condition at Nebraska Medicine.

This investigation is ongoing.  A total of four witnesses have been interviewed today.  The two officers that were involved in this incident are scheduled for interviews on Tuesday afternoon.  Additional information will be released after the officers are interviewed.


On Monday, January 30, 2017 at 12:53 p.m., Omaha Police Officers were dispatched to a report of a suspicious person looking into vehicles and checking for open car doors in the area of 1327 Park Avenue. At 1:09 p.m. two Omaha Police Officers working in a two officer patrol car arrived in the area of South 33rd and Jackson Streets. The officers located a person that matched the description of the suspect.

Upon making contact with the suspect, there was an exchange of gunfire between the officers and the suspect. The suspect, 20-year old Monroe G. Evans, III, was struck multiple times. Officer Jill Schillerberg, was struck in the left lower leg.

Both Officer Schillerberg and Mr. Evans were transported to Nebraska Medicine by Omaha Fire Medics. Officer Schillerberg was treated for a gunshot wound to her lower leg and has been released from the hospital. Mr. Evans is currently being treated for the injuries he sustained from multiple gunshot wounds. His condition will be updated as soon as it becomes available.

The investigation is in the very early stages. Mr. Evans was armed with a handgun that was recovered at the scene. At this point in the investigation it has not been determined if one or both of the officers fired their handguns. Ballistic testing will be completed to determine if both officers fired.

Two civilian witnesses have been interviewed at this point in the investigation. Anyone who was in the area of Dewey Park and witnessed this incident is encouraged to call the Omaha Police Department at 404-444-5656.

Per Omaha Police Department policy, any officer who discharges his/her firearm during an incident is placed on paid administrative leave pending the Officer-Involved Investigations Team and Internal Affairs investigations. Both officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative leave.

Additional information about this incident will be released by the Omaha Police Department as the investigation concludes.

Suspect: Monroe G. Evans, III (10-10-96)

Involved Officers:

Officer Jill Schillerberg, 39-years old, 16-year veteran officer, assigned to the Southeast Precinct, Uniform Patrol Bureau.

Officer Matthew Skradski, 36-years old, 14-year veteran officer, assigned to the Southeast Precinct, Uniform Patrol Bureau.

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