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Omaha Police: Man takes own life after firing shot at officers

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 11:25 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police say a man took his own life Wednesday night in Elkhorn after taking a shot at responding officers.

OPD responded to a domestic violence call at an apartment complex south of North Main Street and Park Road about 8:53 p.m.

While on the way, officers were notified that the suspect in the domestic violence call had fled on foot armed with a rifle and wearing a tactical vest. Police said when officers encountered the man in the parking lot of the complex, the man fired at least one shot toward officers then turned a gun on himself. Officers attempted life-saving measures but the man died.

Police say no officers discharged a weapon during the incident. The situation will be treated as an in-custody death, and the Nebraska State Patrol will assist in the investigation.

Police were unable to provide details about the initial call of domestic violence.

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