A suspect being sought by the Omaha Metro Fugitive Task Force was hospitalized in critical condition Friday after being struck by an SUV driven by a task force member. He's identified as 24-year-old Ismael Campos-Pina.
Omaha Police Officer James Shade said the task force was trying to apprehend him near South 13th and Vinton streets around 10 a.m. when one of the vehicles involved in the apprehension struck him.
A woman claiming to be an eyewitness told WOWT 6 News that she believed the victim was hit intentionally.
Campos-Pina was wanted on a felony arrest warrant for a shooting that occurred on Tuesday, February 25, 2014.
Police say that as the Fugitive Task Force Officers approached, the suspect ran from officers. As Campos-Pina ran away, several officers say they observed him carrying a handgun in his hand.
Campos-Pina ran into the intersection of 13th and Vinton Streets where he was struck by a vehicle being driven by a member of the Fugitive Task Force. The officer who struck him with his vehicle is a Deputy United States Marshal.
Campos-Pina was taken into custody. He suffered a laceration to his head and immediately received first aid for his injuries. He was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center by rescue squad. There were not any gunshots fired during this incident. A handgun was recovered from the scene.
This incident is being investigated by the Omaha Police Department’s Officer-Involved investigations squad. The United States Marshal Service is cooperating with the investigation.