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OIS investigation: Omaha Police investigators want to question missing inmate

Posted at 6:03 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 22:30:12-04

An inmate who walked away from the Community Corrections Center in Omaha on Wednesday is wanted for questioning in an accident that led to an officer-involved shooting early Thursday.

Nicholas Hupp, 30, is described as a 6-foot tall white man, approximately 200 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities are asking anyone who sees him or has information about his location to contact OPD at 402-444-5656; or contact Omaha Crimestoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867), omahacrimestoppers.org or on the P3 Tips mobile app.

Members of the OPD Officer Involved Investigative Team have been investigating the early Thursday crash involving a police cruiser; the officer in that accident fired his weapon at the vehicle as it sped away. Investigators said they would like to interview Hupp, among others, in relation to the incident. 

Hupp walked away while being searched at the corrections center. He had been on work-release status, serving 22-39 years on convictions in Douglas and Sarpy counties. Those convictions include:

  • three counts of theft by receiving
  • two counts of possession of methamphetamine
  • two counts of delivery of meth
  • two counts of operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest
  • criminal mischief
  • obstructing a police officer

Huff began serving his sentence in 2007 and was paroled in 2012. While on parole, he received additional charges, included in the list above, making him eligible for parole on July 19.