Bond Set For Man Accused Of Firing At Police

Bond was set at $250,000 Wednesday for a man accused of firing shots at an Omaha Police officer over the weekend.

Prosecutors say on around 9:30 Sunday night, 20 year old Jamar Anderson fired shots at the officer. ShotSpotter had reported eight shots fired on N. 39th St. and when officers went to the address they found that the house had been struck twice. No one was injured.

Officers reported the suspect vehicle was a white Hyundai Sonata or Ford Fusion and a gang unit officer, in an unmarked police vehicle, saw a white Hyundai Sonata with several occupants. The officer was following the suspect vehicle in the area of 32nd and Charles St. when the rear passenger fired five or more shots at the officer's vehicle. Bullets struck the tires, but the officer was uninjured.

Around 10:30 p.m. a Nebraska State Trooper saw a white Hyundai Sonata in the area of 38th and Grand Ave. They attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled at high speeds. The Hyundai was found shortly after in the area of 60th and Laurel Ave. Officers impounded it and took four people to Central Police Headquarters for questioning.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 23 year old Kenisha Prentice. She was charged with two counts of Accessory to a Felony. After interviewing those taken to headquarters, the shooting suspect was identified as Jamar Anderson.

A search warrant was served at his residence, he was arrested and he charged with First Degree Attempted Assault for shooting at an officer; three counts of Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and two counts of Discharging a Gun at a Building/Car.

Anderson's preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 7th.

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