One person dead after crash, shooting in Omaha

OMAHA, Neb. -- A spate of violence in a north Omaha neighborhood continued Thursday night, with one person dying in what is being investigated as an in-custody death.

The incident started shortly after 8:00 p.m. near 34th and Laurel, when a man driving a Chevy Camaro with several passengers collided with a pickup 

Police say the man ran from the crash armed with a handgun, then shot himself when officers found him two blocks away.

According to Omaha Police, verbal commands were given to the man to drop the gun when officers located him behind a residence.

Authorities say the man ignored their commands and turned the gun on himself, taking his own life.

No Omaha Police officers discharged their weapons or suffered any injuries during the incident, according to police reports. There were no serious injuries related to the vehicle crash.

The Nebraska State Patrol is investigating the death.

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