Twenty-nine-year-old Gary Jackson was booked Thursday for attempted murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony after allegedly stabbing an Omaha police officer during an altercation Thursday afternoon.
Friday morning, OPD identified the injured officer as 51-year-old Sophia Jordan, a 14-year veteran of the force.
Police say two officers were approached by an employee of the Cubby’s convenience store/gas station at North 42nd Street and Redman Avenue around 4:15 p.m. and told Jackson was trespassing. He had been banned from Cubby's and was attempting to get gas. Employees refused him service.
Officer Jordan suffered two lacerations from the assault and was taken to Creighton Alegent Health Center. She is currently in stable condition. The incident was captured on surveillance video cameras and will be held as evidence. Investigators said a weapon was recovered at the scene.
"Anymore you don't know what to expect,” said William Echtinaw, owner of the nearby 99 Cent Store. “You go from day to day. You don't know what to expect. There's been a lot of crime happening."