Names, details released in officer-involved shooting

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SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (KOLN) -- The Dakota County attorney has released names and other details about an officer-involved shooting.

County Attorney Kim Watson said in a news release Monday that Luis Quinones Rosa died at a hospital early Saturday morning after exchanging gunshots with South Sioux City Officer Brian Van Berkum.

Watson says Van Berkum confronted Rosa because he matched the description of a man who'd been seen with a gun in a South Sioux City bar. Watson says Rosa shot first at Van Berkum, striking him in a leg and in the abdomen.

Watson says Van Berkum then returned the fire, hitting one of Rosa's legs. Rosa was found unresponsive later in a nearby vehicle and taken to the hospital, where he died.

Van Berkum is recovering from surgery.

According to South Sioux City Police, the shooting occurred shortly after 2:00 Saturday morning outside Los Amigos at 1313 Dakota Ave.

Police said a person at the bar reported seeing an individual in possession of a firearm.

The first responding South Sioux City Police Officer made contact with a man outside of the business. Shortly after that contact, shots were fired.

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