Five in custody after overnight police chase ends near UNMC

Douglas County dispatch says the chase started at 12:21 a.m. Monday and ended less than an hour later
Published: Nov. 8, 2021 at 5:49 AM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Five people are in custody after a police chase ended at UNMC early Monday morning.

Douglas County dispatch says the chase started at 12:21 a.m. on Monday near CHI Health Immanuel when an officer in an unmarked car began to follow a suspicious vehicle. OPD says the vehicle then fired a shot at the officer, initiating a pursuit.

Authorities state that the suspicious vehicle led police into Iowa and then back into Nebraska before the pursuit ended less than an hour later near the UNMC campus. Police say all five suspects were taken into custody without further incident.

Two adults were booked into Douglas County Corrections as the other three juveniles were booked into the Douglas County Youth Center.

19-year-old Charnel Douglas was booked for felony flight to avoid arrest, possession of a stolen firearm, and accessory to a felony. 18-year-old Kentre Gunn was also booked for possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

The three juveniles, two 17-year-olds and one 15-year-old, were booked on various different charges but all three had at least two of the same charges - unlawful possession of a handgun and possession of a stolen firearm.

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