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Suspected Shoplifting Escalates to Car Chase Then Ends in Gunfire

A shoplifting incident escalated into a car chase and gunfire Wednesday night, according to an Omaha Police Department (OPD) report Thursday. An off-duty mall security guard in plain clothes chased down three people he suspected of shoplifting and was later arrested after he threatened to shoot them, OPD said Thursday.

An off-duty Douglas County Sheriff’s deputy called into OPD dispatch at 10:16 p.m. Wednesday requesting assistance after observing a white SUV attempting to run a teal minivan off the road near 144th and Center streets, the OPD report states. The name of the deputy is not being released at this time.

According to the OPD report, three van occupants jumped out and fled the area when the vehicle slowed near 156th and S streets. Witnesses said the deputy fired his weapon at the van when the driver accelerated toward the deputy, ignoring orders to stop. There was no indication the driver was hit, the report states… NBC6 News

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