Man wanted in connection to Omaha double homicide arrested in Iowa

A person allegedly connected to an Omaha double homicide has been arrested in Iowa after a standoff with police
Published: Aug. 14, 2022 at 4:31 PM CDT
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WINTERSET, Iowa (WOWT) - A person of interest in an Omaha double homicide has been arrested in Iowa.

According to police, 27-year-old Gage Walter of Omaha was arrested Sunday after a standoff at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset - a town southwest of Des Moines.

West Des Moines Police say officers found the vehicle of a man wanted for a homicide investigation in Omaha. Sunday evening the Omaha Police Department confirmed Walter was wanted in connection to a recent double homicide.

That double homicide investigation began Saturday when two people were found dead inside an Omaha home. Police say Walter was found Sunday afternoon in Iowa driving a vehicle stolen from the scene.

Walter allegedly led police on a chase before he left the car and went into the church in Winterset.

There was no one else in the church at the time.

After several hours Walter was arrested. No injuries were reported during the standoff.

Walter is facing charges in Iowa, including possession of a stolen vehicle, among others.

Omaha Police say they are seeking extradition for Walter.

The investigation is ongoing.

Gage Walter, 27
Gage Walter, 27(Polk County Jail)

This is a developing story. Stay with 6 News for updates.

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