Suspect Dies After Pursuit That Ended In Sarpy County

The Nebraska State Patrol says a man died of an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound at the end of a pursuit near 181st and Gertrude.

It began just before 3:00 p.m. when the Saunders County Sheriff’s Department began pursuing a suspect in connection with a theft in Wahoo. The black Ford F-150 fled at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour on Highway 92.

The state patrol says as the vehicle entered the Omaha metro area the truck continued at a high rate of speed and at times drove against oncoming traffic.  NSP became the primary agency in the pursuit at approximately 3:08 p.m. near 192nd and Harrison. 

Two minutes later, the vehicle entered a residential neighborhood and came to a stop with a flat rear tire near 181st and Gertrude St. At the point, a trooper heard a single gunshot. 

Upon approaching the vehicle, the trooper found the driver with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The driver of the truck was pronounced dead at the scene. There were two women in the vehicle as well. Neither woman was injured.

No shots were fired by law enforcement during the incident.  The Nebraska State Patrol has asked the Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the pursuit.


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