Man Identified In La Vista Officer Involved Shooting

La Vista Police have released more details on Thursday morning's foot chase and officer involved shooting.  The incident happened around 8 a.m. at a home near 69th and Josephine.  

Officers responded to a verbal disturbance involving two females in the front yard.  Two La Vista police officers made contact with the women and a man in the front yard.  Police say the officers noticed the man was acting nervously and was non-compliant with officer’s orders to see his hands.  

The officers saw him reach into his waist band and reach for what they believed was a gun.  Officers determined he was armed and the suspect fled into the back yard of the residence and ran northbound through back yards. 

A short time later the suspect, identified as 25 year old Jonathan Grund, was observed running from the back of a house toward the street.  La Vista Police Officer Nick Jeanette and the suspect became involved in a physical confrontation and the suspect broke free from Officer Jeanette and pulled a handgun.  

Officer Jeanette then fired multiple rounds at the suspect.  The suspect was not hit by any rounds and continued to flee and attempted to enter a home near 70th and Emiline.  He was unsuccessful and continued running westbound toward La Vista Drive.   

The officers put out a crime broadcast and numerous officers responded from La Vista and neighboring agencies and set up a containment perimeter.   Police say Grund ran to the rear of a house at 6912 La Vista Drive and forcibly entered the back of the home.  

The 51 year old man who lives there confronted the suspect in the kitchen and became involved in a physical confrontation.  During the confrontation, the suspect fired one round from a handgun.  The homeowner was able to pin the suspect to the ground as officers forced entry into the home and took the suspect into custody.  

The gun was still in the suspect’s possession when officers made entry.  Grund was treated at the scene and transported to Midlands Hospital for treatment due to drug ingestion.  

G Stanley Hall and the La Vista Sports Complex were notified during the incident and advised to lock down.  Police say Grund is a convicted felon with previous gun convictions. 

Grund is still at Midlands Hospital and when released he will be booked for Possession of a Firearm by a felon,  Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony, Terroristic Threats, Burglary, Resisting Arrest, and Attempted 1st Degree Assault. 

Three people from the original house were taken into custody for active Failure to Appear in Court warrants.   

Officer Nick Jeanette has been placed on paid administrative leave until the use of force investigation is concluded.  Officer Jeanette is an 18+ year law enforcement veteran, serving the past 8 ½ years with the La Vista Police Department and before that 10 years with the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department.


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