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OPD: Man fires at officers, takes his own life

OMAHA, Neb. -- For the second time in a week, authorities are investigating an in-custody death in Omaha involving a reported self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to Omaha Police reports, officers responded to domestic violence call at an apartment complex south of North Main Street and Park Road about 8:53 p.m. Wednesday night.

While on the way to the scene, officers were notified that the suspect had fled on foot armed with a rifle and was wearing a tactical vest. Police say 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 is being treated as an in-custody death and the Nebraska State Patrol is assisting in the investigation.