UPDATE: Man in custody after gunfire

Posted at 8:09 AM, Mar 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-03 14:58:18-05

Police say a man suspected of firing a gun at an apartment complex was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation after the incident put a nearby school on lockdown.

The man, later identified as David Sauer,  is accused of firing a gun, sending bullets thro his apartment wall, a glass door and into a nearby garage, according to police.

Investigators said Sauer was taken into custody near 87th and I street and taken to a hospital for evaluation.


KMTV has obtained a copy of the email Millard Public Schools sent to parents:

" Parents and Guardians,

Millard North was contacted by the Douglas County Sheriff this morning shortly after 7:30 AM.  Reportedly, a suspect shot out some windows at the apartments across the street following a disturbance at an overnight party.  The armed suspect is at large, and we have no reason to believe that Millard North is a target.  We are cooperating with local law enforcement officials, and we are following our Lock-down procedures until further notice.  We will keep you posted.  Thank you."


A neighbor at Pacific West Apartments, near 141st and Pierce streets, says she heard about three gunshots around 6:30 a.m.

Police are investigating the scene where a glass sliding door appears to have been shot out.  Investigators are also looking for evidence in a nearby garage unit. 

Previous coverage:

Millard North High School is on lockdown Thursday morning, according to Omaha 911 dispatchers.

They said it was because of a nearby disturbance, but would not give anymore information.

District officials would not release any information. A Twitter account for Millard Public Schools posted the following:

“Police situation near Millard North, School working to get students in as fast as possible.”

Shortly after, they posted two more tweets: 

"Police situation near Millard North is OVER."

"Millard schools on the north side are on a normal schedule. Police situation near Millard North is resolved."

KMTV has learned a person has been taken into custody.

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