Police Identify Chick-fil-A Suspect and BNSF Agent

Lincoln Police Department cars surround a Chick-fil-A restaurant in south Lincoln after the suspect in a disturbance was shot and killed. (Photo by Kelsey Eihausen, NET News)
October 9, 2019 - 12:04pm

Lincoln Police have identified the Chik-fil-A customer who was shot by a railroad police officer Tuesday in south Lincoln.


Police said 48-year-old Joseph Cimino of Lincoln was the man who was killed.

Police chief Jeff Bliemeister said the Lincoln Police Department is continuing to investigate.

“Investigators served a search warrant at his Lincoln home last night," Bliemeister said. "We have seized digital evidence, and we are processing and analyzing that evidence. At this time, we have not discovered anything to support a premeditated motive.”

Cimino was shot by 39-year-old BNSF special agent Christopher Hall after a confrontation at the restaurant near the South Pointe shopping center. 

Cimino had earlier backed his pickup through the front windows of the restaurant. LPD will interview special agent Hall regarding the incident today.

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