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OPD report: Suspect very drunk at time of shooting that injured officer

Posted at 9:12 PM, Sep 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-14 22:30:28-04

Omaha Police issued a report Friday night stating that suspect John Ezell Jr., 36, had an elevated blood-alcohol content — more than four times the legal limit — at the time of the shootout Tuesday that left Officer Kenneth Fortune injured

According to the report, OPD gang-unit officers Jeff Wasmund and Chris Brown were interviewed Friday by the Officer Involved Investigations Team. The two officers, on patrol with Officer Fortune, said they noticed the car that Ezell and Brandon Richey, 28, was illegally parked on the wrong side of the street and too close to a fire hydrant. The officers attempted a traffic stop, the report states, and the events unfolded as indicated in previous OPD reports on the incident. 

The report also says Ezell had a blood-alcohol level of .333.

No drugs were evident in the results, according to the report.