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UPDATE: 3 teen suspects arrested after shooting, chase by Omaha Police

Posted at 2:17 PM, Apr 12, 2023

UPDATE 10:00 p.m.

Omaha Police has arrested three teen boys for numerous charges after a shooting and pursuit on Wednesday afternoon.

Here's what we know from police:

Officers responded to a crowd disturbance at 1227 South 13th Street at 1:43 p.m. Officers that arrived on the scene said they heard gunfire and witnessed a brown Kia SUV leaving the area.

Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the Kia, but they say the driver refused to stop. The vehicle continued to flee and struck a vehicle near 24th and Lake Street.

Police say that the four occupants bailed near 34th and Lafayette. Officers quickly took three of the occupants into custody and recovered a handgun. After a search, the fourth suspect was not found

At approximately 2 p.m. officers received a call of a walk-in shooting victim arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center.

The victim was 16-year-old Joana Parga-Diaz. She was injured during the shooting on South 13th Street. She arrived at the hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive her injuries.

Investigators interviewed all three suspects and booked them at Douglas County Youth Center.

A 15-year-old male was booked for 1st-degree felony assault (gun), shooting at an occupied dwelling, possession of a stolen firearm and minor in possession.

A 17-year-old male was booked for accessory to a felony, theft unlawful taking over $10,000, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and other charges.

A 14-year-old male was booked for accessory to a felony.

The investigation is ongoing.

UPDATE 4:45 p.m.

Omaha Police are investigating an incident that started as a crowd disturbance that led to shots being fired and a chase with officers.

The first call came when shots were fired near a gas station on 13th and Pierce Streets at approximately 1:43 p.m.

Raw scene video near 33rd and Lafayette following OPD pursuit

Police said a suspect vehicle then took off and refused to stop, leading to the chase.

The pursuit ended near 33rd and Myrtle and three suspects fled the vehicle. Those suspects were quickly taken into custody.

Police then set up a perimeter to search the area for a possible fourth suspect. The investigation is ongoing.


Omaha Police are requesting the public to avoid the area of North 33rd Street and Myrtle Avenue due to an ongoing investigation and heavy police presence.

According to OPD, the first call came when shots were fired near a gas station on 13th and Pierce Streets.

Police then say the suspects fled in a vehicle and crashed near 34th Street and Lafayette Ave. They then fled on foot.

One person sought treatment at Nebraska Medicine for a gunshot wound and police are investigating if this is connected to this incident.

Police are also searching for at least one suspect.

This is a developing story.

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