Bond Set for Shooting Suspect

Bond was set at $75,000 Monday for 24-year-old Ismael Campos-Pina in connection with felony charges linked to a shooting last month.

In the course of his arrest on Friday near 13th and Vinton, a Deputy Marshal ran the suspect down with a Jeep.

One of the issues being investigated by Omaha Police is the use of deadly force in the form of an SUV. A U.S. Marshal’s agent was driving the vehicle that ran over the suspect. Now, the focus is finding if that was excessive or within the bounds of policy.

Members of the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force were in pursuit of Campos-Pina.

Witness Rena Jones said the task force vehicle, "hit him. Intentionally hit him. Ran into him and hit him. He flew up in the air and he came back down to the ground."

Investigators say their suspect was carrying a gun on Friday. The weapon was recovered at the scene.

Also, according to an arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WOWT 6 News, Campos-Pina was already wanted for shooting Mike Marquez on February 25th. Campos-Pina allegedly shot Marquez through the left calf and right ankle.

The suspect was out of the hospital and in court on Monday facing a felony assault charge because of the allegations. He wore a neck brace and had a large scar running down the right side of his face. The judge order him held on $75,000 bond.

Now the issue turns to whether the manner in which he was apprehended falls within bounds of not only internal policy but criminal law as well.

The Omaha City Attorney's office says officers are authorized to use deadly force but it's a delicate balance between excessive and protecting an officer's life.

As far as the current status of that U.S. Marshal agent, we have been in contact with their office but have yet to receive an update.

Any internal, administrative action will be decided by the agency's chief.

Campos-Pina is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing March 28th.

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