Omaha Police lead pursuit of stolen vehicle turned foot chase near 144th, Center

Omaha Police pursued a stolen vehicle through west Omaha tonight.
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 9:28 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police were involved in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle near 144th and West Center Road Wednesday night.

Police told 6 News that Just before 5:30 p.m., a Nissan Altima was spotted with stolen license plates. Officers attempted a traffic stop at West Center and Industrial Road, but the driver sped east to 144th and West Center.

The police helicopter ABLE-1 picked up the suspect in pursuit as he stopped at the intersection, crashing into one car that hit another. The car stopped about a quarter-mile south of there.

The driver, a 28-year-old male, took off eastbound on foot. He was found brandishing a gun, at which point officers were able to tase and detain him and transport him to Douglas County Corrections. A 25-year-old female passenger also fled north on foot but was also detained.

No other injuries or damage were reported.