TV crew member killed during filming of armed robbery

A crew member has been shot dead while filming the police response to an armed robbery for a US TV series.

Officers accidentally shot sound technician Bryce Dion, 38, who was struck in a gap in his protective clothing, the Omaha Police Department said.

Dion was part of the crew for reality show Cops, and was mistakenly hit after entering a branch of Wendy's restaurant during a shootout which also saw the suspected robber killed.

Spike TV - which carries the series - could not be reached immediately for comment.