Police investigate officer-involved shooting in north Omaha
OPD officers reportedly stumbled upon a ‘gun battle’ between two groups
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Police were called to the scene around 2:37 p.m. OPD tells 6 News three officers were in a community meeting at a bank across the street and were leaving for the parking lot when they heard gunfire from the north in front of Mid-K Beauty Supply, located near 31st and Ames streets.
Officers say they saw an adult Black male standing outside of a vehicle firing a long gun to the west towards a home across the street. He has been identified as 26-year-old Jahari Love.
Two of the three officers discharged their weapons toward the man. He was struck in the right arm and transported to the hospital for treatment; that wound does not appear to be life-threatening. Three others in the car with Love were detained. It’s unclear if the officers’ gunfire struck the suspect. No other injured people were found; the home was secured, although several people inside the home were detained for questioning.
OPD says witness interviews determined several people exchanged gunfire before officers discharged their firearms.
OPD says the gun believed to be used by the suspect has been recovered.
All parties involved have been detained. Charges are pending with the Douglas County Attorney’s office.
OPD says the incident was captured on video. The two officers involved have both been placed on paid administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.
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