Hy-Vee shooting suspect identified, booked for charges

 Jacob Muhle (Courtesy image)
Jacob Muhle (Courtesy image) (WOWT)
Published: Mar. 18, 2020 at 8:53 AM CDT
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Omaha Police have released the name of a man arrested for

Jacob Muhle, 21, was booked into Douglas County Corrections for attempted felony assault, terroristic threats, shooting at an occupied vehicle, use of a weapon to commit a felony and destruction of property.

According to authorities, officers were dispatched to Hy-Vee at 17810 Welch Plaza for an active shooter.

Police arrived and found Muhle had been detained by a citizen and off-duty officers.

Investigators learned Muhle shot at two vehicles in the pharmacy drive-through, entered the store, shot out the front window and a monitor and then fired more shots inside, they said.

Muhle was tackled by an off-duty officer and citizen, and then disarmed. A second off-duty officer helped detain Muhle until officers and Douglas County Sheriff's deputies arrived.

One woman received minor injuries while fleeing the store, while Muhle was treated for minor injuries.

Muhle's initial appearance in court is not listed in Nebraska Courts yet.

In 2018, Muhle was charged with possession of a projectile with an explosive device.

According to the police report, officers responded to MUhle's home on Aug. 26, 2018 for a report of a man who used a firearm to put his dog down.

Muhle met with officers and said about a week prior he had taken his dog into his backyard and fired one round from his father's revolver to put the dog down.

The report states the Nebraska Humane Society responded to the address and determined Muhle had not done anything improper. Muhle told authorities the dog was 15 to 16 years old and no longer had a good quality of life.

Muhle pleaded guilty and was later sentenced to a $200 fine.