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UPDATE: Omaha Police arrest suspect seriously injured in shooting near 61st and Jaynes

Posted at 10:49 PM, Oct 03, 2023

UPDATE 10/18/2023

Patrick Wright has been released from the hospital and booked at Douglas County Corrections for two counts of possession with intent to deliver a hazardous controlled substance, one count of terrorist threats and one count of use of a gun to commit a felony.

UPDATE 10/7/2023

The officers involved in a shooting that sent one man to the hospital near 61st and Jaynes have been identified.

The Omaha Police Department has listed the following officers involved, all of them with the criminal investigations bureau:

  • Sergeant Jacob Chong- nine years of service.
  • Officer Andrew Ramsay- 11 years of service.
  • Officer Kyle Graber- nine years of service.
  • Officer Nicholas Molek- seven years of service.

The shooting happened after a call to 911, where the caller alleged that 39-year-old Patrick Wright pointed a gun at him near 21st and Pinkney.
Wright and his passenger, 45-year-old Alandus Warren, were later stopped near 61st and Jaynes. Both of them got out of the vehicle. The officers fired their weapons, striking Wright. Warren was taken into custody on drug charges.

Police say the shooting is on body-worn cameras and the officers are on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.

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The Omaha Police have released the identity of the suspect seriously injured in a Tuesday night shooting involving Omaha Police.

Here's what we know from police:

According to OPD, the Omaha Police Department Officer Involved Investigations Team, with the assistance of the Nebraska State Patrol and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting involving an officer that injured one man Tuesday evening after a terroristic threats 911 call.

Officers initially responded to the area of N 21st and Pinkney Streets at 7:20 p.m. for a 911 caller stating a man had just pointed a firearm at him, said police. The 911 caller provided a suspect vehicle description, a partial license plate, and the suspect’s name who was involved.

Authorities said that shortly after this information was provided to 911 and area officers, the suspect vehicle was located by Omaha Police Gang Unit detectives. A traffic stop was initiated on the suspect vehicle near N 61st and Jaynes Streets at 7:42 p.m. During this brief interaction with the occupants of the suspect vehicle, the driver exited.

Multiple Gang Unit detectives fired their service firearms striking the driver, later identified as Patrick Wright, 39, said police. Officers provided Mr. Wright with life-saving measures and he was taken to Nebraska Medicine by OFD personnel.

Police said a handgun was found on the ground near Mr. Wright and a second occupant of the vehicle, later identified as Alandus Warren, 45, was taken into custody and interviewed. This incident initiated a “Help an Officer” response.

The Douglas County Attorney’s Office will be consulted for formal charges on Mr. Wright.

Mr. Warren was booked for cocaine possession, marijuana less than an ounce, and drug paraphernalia possession.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Various aspects of this incident were captured on officers’ body-worn cameras. The involved officers have been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy. They will be interviewed at a later date and an updated news release will be provided by the Omaha Police Department Public Information Office after those interviews have been completed.

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The Omaha Police Department is investigating a shooting involving officers that seriously injured a male suspect on Tuesday night.

Deputy Chief Thomas Shaffer stated that a 911 call was made at an address near 21st and Pinkney at approximately 7:20 p.m. The suspect was said to have left the area by vehicle. The suspect's vehicle was located and the shooting occurred in the area of 61st and Jaynes Street.

Police told 3 News Now that a firearm was located near the suspect. The suspect was transported to Nebraska Medicine in serious but stable condition.

This is a developing story.

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