Police have identified the victim of a weekend carjacking as 22-year-old Alanna Brown. The suspect in the case, Allen Williams, was taken into custody Sunday morning.
The arrest followed a pursuit across the metro that ended with gunshots being fired. Police had been looking for Allen Williams since he eluded them during a chase Friday night.
WOWT 6 News spoke with the neighbor who owns the home near where the chase ended. He said he couldn't believe such commotion took place in his neighborhood. “It's a quiet neighborhood its a great neighborhood,” said Richard German.
Five gunshots struck German's property. He said he was in his living room, when the gunfire broke out. "I was dozing off I was sitting in my recliner watching TV, then I heard a pop pop pop pop pop. I looked out and the next thing I know is they have this guy on the ground," German explained.
Police were after the suspect all weekend. They were first called to investigate a domestic disturbance near North 39th and Burdette around 8:30 p.m. Friday. They were told a man armed with a gun was assaulting a woman, who said Williams had been drinking and using drugs.
Officers spotted Williams driving away from the scene and a brief chase ensued, but Williams got away. The assault victim, 25-year-old Angie Blunt, was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Just before 11 p.m. Saturday, police spotted Williams driving in the area of John J. Pershing Drive and Ida Street and tried to pull him over. Williams refused to stop. The police helicopter joined the chase.
Stop strips were successfully deployed by officers during the pursuit. Williams pulled into a gas station near North 40th and Cuming where he got out and took Ms. Brown's car at gunpoint. WOWT 6 News tracked down the security footage that shows the carjacking happen. Footage shows Williams taking off from the gas station around 11:10 p.m.
The chase resumed on the ground and from the air as Williams drove the wrong way on city streets, cut through yards and headed into Iowa and Sarpy County before coming back into Omaha.
"Able 1 followed the vehicle through multiple jurisdictions as the vehicle drove across state lines and back for a lengthy amount of time," said OPD Lt. Staci Witkowski.
When the car crashed in the back yard of a home near South 108th and V streets, officers fired on Williams before taking him into custody. The nearly two-hour ordeal was over. No one was hurt.
"There was a whole bunch of police around the house and they said just get to the front of the house ‘cause there were shots fired,” said homeowner Sue German.
Williams was booked for use of a weapon to commit a felony, gun use by a prohibited person, robbery, flight to avoid arrest and on a felony warrant for methamphetamine possession.