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Omaha Police arrest suspect in Monday shooting, crash

Diego Vazquez arrested on August 11, 2020 for suspected involvement in shooting and child abuse.
Diego Vazquez arrested on August 11, 2020 for suspected involvement in shooting and child abuse.(Omaha Police)
Published: Aug. 11, 2020 at 9:37 AM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police were called to a shooting scene near Turner Boulevard and Mason Street Monday afternoon where they located a 23-year-old victim with a gunshot wound. The suspect vehicle identified at the scene was also reported to be involved in an accident near Leavenworth and Turner Boulevard.

The 23-year-old shooting victim was transported to Nebraska Medicine with non-life-threatening injuries.

Upon arrival at the crash scene, Police found the car was being driven by a 22-year-old woman, there were two children in the back, and the suspect was in the passenger seat.

The suspect, 34-year-old Diego Vazquez fled on foot after the accident. He was located on 35th and Jackson.

Officers booked Vazquez for 2nd-Degree Assault, Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony, Possession of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person, two counts of Child Abuse, and Obstructing a Police Officer, according to the release.

The 22-year-old driver of the crashed vehicle, Megan Martin, was booked for two counts of Child Abuse. The children were placed in protective custody, according to the release.

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