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Man accused of shooting OPD officer gets bond set at $3 million

Posted at 12:05 PM, Oct 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-19 13:05:24-04

The man accused of shooting an Omaha Gang Unit officer at point blank range in September appeared before a judge for the first time after being released from the hospital. 

Bond was set at $3 million for John Ezell Jr. and he is charged with attempted murder, first-degree assault on officer and weapon charges. 

Prosecutors say the 36-year-old shot officer Ken Fortune during a traffic stop. Ezell was shot by two other OPD officers as he tried to run away. Officer Fortune has since recovered and is back on duty.