Update: Suspect Dead In Officer-Involved Shooting

By: WOWT-TV Email
By: WOWT-TV Email

A man wounded Monday afternoon in an officer-involved shooting has died. Police were attempting to arrest him on charges of sexual assault and strangulation. Channel 6 News spoke to the victim Monday night who described a rough relationship with the man.

The shooting took place shortly after 2 p.m. in the parking lot of the Baker's store at 120th and West Center. Police say the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force was operating in the area.

They were attempting to arrest 35-year old Joe Weible of Omaha. One eyewitness says she saw several officers involved in a foot chase with the suspect.

The man ran to a pickup truck and started to drive off. Gunshots shattered his front windshield. Another witness says she saw Weible with a gun.

After Weible was hit, his truck went out control and hit a parked car in front of the Baker's store at 120th and West Center.

Weible was pronounced dead at a hospital late Monday afternoon. Channel 6 News spoke to the woman who accused him of assault. She says the two knew each other about 7 years and had dated, though not recently.

She allowed Weible to live with her for a while after he was evicted from his home. However, on November 28th, she tried to throw him out. Late that night, she says, he attacked her -- choking her to the point that she passed out.


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