Omaha Police identify officers on leave after fatal shooting
The officers were assisting a process server at residence of man believed to be armed.
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Police on Thursday released the names of the officers involved in a shooting at a southwest Omaha apartment that left a man dead.
Officers Jason Martinez and Jennifer Turner were assisting a Douglas County process server with an immediate removal protection order at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at a unit at Fairway Apartments, located just off R Street and 101st Plaza, when the situation became deadly.
Jacob Jamrozy, 39, was killed after he was shot by an officer. Police said Wednesday that Jamrozy had come to the door with a gun. Investigators said he raised the gun toward an officer instead of dropping it, and an officer shot and killed him in the doorway.
According to court documents, Jamrozy was being served with a domestic abuse protection order that a judge signed off on Wednesday. That order required Jamrozy to vacate the premises or be removed.
An OPD spokesman said Wednesday afternoon that the officers had been sent to assist the process server because they told police they believed the man might have hunting shotguns in his residence. Process servers are not armed, he said.
Jamrozy was declared dead at the scene, where police said they recovered a shotgun near the threshold of the apartment door, according to a Wednesday night news release from OPD. He was the only person in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
The officers were not injured in the incident and were placed on administrative leave following the shooting, which remains under investigation.
OPD said Wednesday that both officers were wearing body cameras.
Martinez has been an OPD officer for 20 years, and Turner has been on the force for seven years, Thursday’s release states.
In the application for the protection order, the woman — who also lived in the apartment — told a judge that she feared for her safety. She told the court that Jamrozy was someone she used to date and outlined a series of incidents that happened from Sunday to Tuesday. She alleged that Jamrozy grabbed her neck, broke her fishing gear, and told her he wouldn’t leave the apartment. She said she feared returning to the residence.
Court paperwork also included an entry about Jamrozy’s arrest in North Platte; he was picked up for strangulation and domestic assault four years ago.
OPD said they expected to have further details on the shooting Friday.
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