SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield Police Chief Paul Williams says the television show "Cops" has ended filming in Springfield early after one of the program's employees was shot to death in Omaha, Nebraska.

Williams says crews with Langley Productions were scheduled to film in the city through the end of this week but stopped filming after the shooting in Nebraska.

The decision came after a sound mixer for the show was shot to death Tuesday by officers in Omaha who were responding to a robbery. The alleged robber also was killed.

The Springfield News-Leader reports (http://sgfnow.co/YYc2O7 ) Williams said Wednesday no problems had been reported during the show's filming in Springfield this summer. He says the program also filmed in Springfield in 2011 and it was a positive experience that was popular with the public.

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Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com