Two state troopers escaped injury after being shot at when they attempted to pull over a car in Omaha just after midnight. Two people have been arrested.
The Nebraska State Patrol reports a trooper attempted to stop a car for a broken taillight near the Interstate 680/I-80 split. The driver refused to stop, continued to travel north on I-680 at a slow rate of speed, then tuned east onto Center Street, then south on 108th. As the car turned south, a man leaned out of the passenger side window with a shotgun and fired at the patrol car.
Shots hit the car, but the NSP says the trooper took evasive action, then stopped without suffering injury. Another trooper picked up the pursuit and stopped the car near 110th and I Streets. A woman, who was the driver of the car, was arrested. The man who fired the shots wasn’t in the car.
It took an hour-long search to locate the man, who was hiding in a vehicle near Prairie Hills Drive and Oak Street. He was taken into custody without incident, according to NSP.
The driver, 27-year-old Marissa McCormack of Omaha, has been charged with Accessory to Felony, Flight to Avoid Arrest, and Obstructing Law Enforcement.
The man, 34-year-old Daniel Huerta Campbell of has been charged with Assault on a Police Officer, Use of a Firearm to Committed a Felony, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Obstructing an Officer.
Neither trooper was injured.