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UPDATE: No charges for death stemming from alleged road rage altercation in Omaha

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Posted at 9:52 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 18:49:11-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 5/27/2022

A death investigation initiated earlier this month by the Omaha Police Department on behalf of a deceased 57-year-old man will not result in charges for the other party.

On Friday, OPD released further details regarding the now-concluded investigation. On May 15, 57-year-old Paul Arispe was taken to Nebraska Medicine with severe head injuries and died two days later. At the time, it was said the injuries were the result of a road rage altercation that culmination in the 6700 block of S. 33nd Street.

It was determined that the other party was Benjamin R. Yarbrough, who Arispe had followed to the residence of Yarbrough's mother. OPD said Arispe got out of his vehicle and the confrontation turned physical, with Yarbrough pushing Arispe to the ground. The fall caused life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Law enforcement consulted with the Douglas County Attorney's Office and determined that no charges would be filed as a result.



The Omaha Police Department's Homicide Unit is investigating a death that occurred after a road rage incident according to a press release.

According to police, shortly after 8 p.m. on Sunday, Omaha Police officers were dispatched to the area of 6700 South 32nd Street to investigate an assault.

Police say that a caller had said a man had fallen and struck his head. Officers say they then located an injured man identified as 57-year-old Paul Arispe.

Arispe was taken to the UNMC by Omaha Fire Department medics with life-threatening injuries according to a press release.

Arispe died due to his injuries on Tuesday according to OPD. 

The case is still under active investigation. There is also consultation with the Douglas County Attorney's Office regarding any possible criminal charges.

No arrests have been made and there are no outstanding suspects according to police.

Any information regarding this case should be sent to the OPD Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656, or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP (7867).

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