Pursuit Ends in Omaha Following Self-Inflected Gunshot Wound

Pursuit Ends in Omaha Following Self-Inflected Gunshot Wound

December 27, 2018
(Omaha, NE)
Crime Scene Tape

The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has asked the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a pursuit that began in Saunders County and ended in Sarpy County. At the conclusion of the pursuit, the suspect died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident.

The pursuit began just before 3:00 p.m. when the Saunders County Sheriff’s Department began pursuing a suspect in connection with a theft in Wahoo. The suspect’s vehicle, a black Ford F-150, fled at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour on Highway 92.

As the vehicle entered the Omaha metro area, the truck continued at a high rate of speed and at times drove against oncoming traffic. NSP became the primary agency in the pursuit at approximately 3:08 p.m. near 192nd and Harrison. Two minutes later, the vehicle entered a residential neighborhood and came to a stop with a flat rear tire near 181st and Gertrude St. At the point, a trooper heard a single gunshot.

Upon approaching the vehicle, the trooper found the driver with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The driver of the truck was later pronounced deceased at the scene. There were two women in the vehicle as well. Neither woman was injured.

At the request of NSP, the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting the investigation.