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Tuesday night standoff ends with one in custody

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Jul 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-07 15:52:46-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A man is facing a slew of charges following a standoff on Tuesday night.

Omaha police said they responded to an armed disturbance at 821 North 47th Street just after 9:30 p.m. Officers said they were told that the caller indicated to 911 that a man armed with a shotgun was attempting to kick in his door.

Police said as officers began approaching the residence, 36-year-old Marco Cedillo allegedly fired a gun numerous times. As additional personnel arrived on the scene, police said Cedillo fired multiple rounds from inside his apartment.

“Trained crisis negotiators were used in an attempt to communicate with Cedillo,” police said in a release. “When Cedillo ceased communication, less lethal munitions were used in an effort to have Cedillo exit the residence.”

Police said when Cedillo finally came out of the apartment, he was still holding a firearm but dropped it before allegedly charging at two officers on foot.

“Officers then used loud verbal commands and pepperball to gain compliance,” police said in a release. “The officers were able to take Cedillo into custody without further incident.”

No officers were injured in the incident and none of them discharged their weapons. Cedillo’s shotgun was recovered at the scene, police said.

Cedillo was booked at Douglas County Corrections for two counts of attempted first-degree felony assault on an officer, three counts of shooting at an occupied dwelling, five counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, and one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, criminal mischief and resisting arrest.

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