Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says the four Omaha police officers were justified in shooting a man five times after he rammed two cruisers during a pursuit last week near I-80 and 84th Street in Omaha.
“The officers were justified in using deadly force in shooting Mr. Worley.”
Kleine says William Worley will face several charges once he is out of the hospital.
“He is going to be charged with use of a weapon in commission of a felony. That is using a vehicle as a ram to hurt the officers. He will be charged with attempted assault on the officers.”
Kleine says Worley hit two cruisers and officers could have been severely injured or killed.
“Mr. Worley had taken his vehicle and rammed it into a cruiser behind him and a cruiser in front of him and there were officers both inside those cruisers and standing right next to those cruisers.”
The incident started at Kohl’s Department Store on 72nd and Pacific Streets in Omaha. Two women were suspected of stealing a number of items. A clerk followed the two women outside and they ran to a vehicle. The clerk told officers that the driver had fired several shots. A pellet gun was found inside Worley’s vehicle. The two women were arrested for felony shoplifting.