Authorities looking for Council Bluffs man after fatal shooting near Blair High School

Man killed, woman injured; Blair student attendance optional on Friday
Police are looking for a man in connection to a homicide in Blair
Published: May. 12, 2023 at 11:02 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2023 at 11:37 AM CDT
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BLAIR, Neb. (WOWT) - Local and federal authorities on Friday morning were looking for a 22-year-old Council Bluffs man following a shooting that left one man dead and a woman injured near Blair High School.

Blair Police said a warrant had been issued for Elijah E. Logan. Omaha-metro law enforcement agencies and U.S. Marshalls are working together to find him.

Logan is described as a 5-foot-9 man weighing 175 pounds. Police say he was seen leaving the area in a green 1988 Jeep Cherokee with Iowa license plate NAM 032.

If you see him or the vehicle, authorities advise calling 911. Anyone who knows anything about his whereabouts or the incident can call 402-426-4747 to share that information.

**Update** 12:38 PM Suspect vehicle pictures attached. *** Blair Police were dispatched at 0630 a.m. on May 12th, 2023,...

Posted by Blair Police Department on Friday, May 12, 2023

At around 6:30 a.m., officers were called to the area of 10th and Park streets, according to the BCS note. Police confirmed they were conducting an investigation near the school and urged residents to avoid the area.

Police were asking for residents in the neighborhood near the school who might have exterior surveillance camera systems to contact the police department.

The superintendent of Blair Community Schools sent a notice out to parents on Friday morning after a person was killed in a neighborhood not far from the high school.

BPD said in an 8:35 a.m. Facebook post that the incident no longer posed a threat to the public. The department later confirmed two people had been shot: A man was declared dead at the scene, and a woman who had been shot in the legs was transported to the hospital.

Officers are currently on scene of an investigation in the 1000 Block of Park Street. Please avoid the area and find alternate routes until further notice. There is no active threat to public safety.

Posted by Blair Police Department on Friday, May 12, 2023

“The suspect is known to authorities and has fled the area,” Superintendent Dr. Randall Gilson said in the letter to staff and families.

Blair schools had implemented “secure protocol,” meaning the exterior and interior doors would be locked but that students and staff could get into the buildings, the note states.

Recesses and outdoor activities would be held inside until the security protocols were lifted, the superintendent’s note states.

Blair school buses were still expected to run on their normal schedule.

The last day of classes for the district is next Friday, May 19, according to the calendar posted on the BCS website.

The superintendent of Blair Community Schools said attendance would be optional on Friday, May...
The superintendent of Blair Community Schools said attendance would be optional on Friday, May 12, 2023, following a fatal shooting near the high school.(Blair Community Schools)