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Car window shot out early Sunday while two women inside

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Posted at 1:06 PM, Jun 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-23 14:06:59-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police say the rear window of a car was shot out with a BB gun while two women were inside early Sunday.

Officers responded to N 24th & Mary St. after reports of a shooting around 1:15 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers observed broken glass in front of a residence, presumably from a vehicle that was shot at.

Dispatch relayed updates that the victim was following the suspect throughout the area and the suspect was still firing shots at the victim, according to the police report.

After about 30 minutes, the victim arrived back at the scene.

The victim and vehicle owner, Dorthea Spencer, 47, was riding in the passenger seat as her cousin drove the vehicle. Officers observed the rear window of the vehicle was shattered out.

Neither Spencer or her cousin had any injuries.

Spencer told officers that she and her cousin were sitting in her vehicle in front of her home and talking. Spencer said a black or dark blue Chevy Suburban drove slowly northbound on 24th St.

Spencer could not identify how many occupants were in the vehicle or the identity of the occupants.

Once the Suburban reached Spencer's vehicle, she heard two or three gunshots and the rear window shattered. The women began following the suspect vehicle throughout North Omaha and Benson.

The OPD gang unit responded to the area and located the suspect vehicle at 31st Ave and Arcadia where three occupants were detained.

The occupants were transported to central Police Headquarters to be interviewed.

Marlon James, 19, was identified as the front passenger. During the interview, James admitted to firing a BB gun at Spencer's vehicle and didn't know the car was occupied.

James was cited for two counts of misdemeanor assault and one count of destruction of property to a vehicle and released.