Omaha Police: Weapon fired during felony arrest

(Omaha, NE) -- The Omaha Police Department says a weapon was fired while officers attempted to arrest a wanted felon.

Omaha Police say just after 4:00 Monday afternoon, an OPD officer and a Washington County deputy, both members of the Metro Fugitive Task Force Unit, were with another Washington County deputy as they tried to make contact with a wanted woman in the area of 11th and Locust. Investigators say the woman was wanted on a number of felony warrants.

Police say the woman, who was a passenger in a white truck with a male driver, fled the area in the truck. Investigators say during the encounter, a firearm was discharged by law enforcement. The suspects continued to flee in the vehicle past the deputies and officer, before becoming disabled near 12th and Cuming Streets. Police say at that time, both suspects fled on foot.

OPD says after a short foot pursuit, the woman was arrested while that man was located later not far from the area. No one was injured during the incident and the investigation is ongoing.

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