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In-custody death under investigation by OPD, NSP

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Posted at 7:00 AM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 15:45:25-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Police and the Nebraska State Patrol are investigating an in-custody death after a man shot at officers then turned his firearm on himself.

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, officers were dispatched to 2223 N Main St for a domestic disturbance.

Prior to arriving, 9-11 updated that the male suspect left the apartment while wearing a tactical vest and armed with a rifle.

Authorities located the suspect in the apartment parking lot where he fired at least one round towards officers.

The man then turned the firearm on himself. Officers attempted life-saving measures but the suspect died at the scene.

No Omaha Police officers discharged their weapons and no officers were injured.

An autopsy is scheduled for June 18. Ballistic testing will also happen at a later time.

OPD said, "The Omaha Police Officer Involved Investigation Team is investigating with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol. Pursuant to Nebraska Revised Statute 29-1401, this incident will be presented to a grand jury once the investigation is complete."

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