One man is in custody after a shooting at an Omaha bar and a stand-off with police Wednesday afternoon. Omaha Deputy Police Chief Dave Baker says around 2 p.m. they received a report that shots were fired inside the Parliament Pub near 168th and Wright Street and rushed to the scene.
Deputy Chief Baker says, “They discovered a significant amount of damage at the bar. Nobody was shot. The caller reported that several shots were fired by a white male. He gave the description. Preliminary reports look like he walked into the bar and began firing. We don’t know anything in terms of anything said before or a motive at this time.”
Witnesses were able to give a description of the shooter’s vehicle and they traced the vehicle a resident at the Breckinridge Apartment Complex located at 160th and Elm Street.
Deputy Chief Baker says they located the suspect’s vehicle at the complex and soon after shots were fired at officers from inside the building. Officers took cover but gunfire hit a police cruiser twice. Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies, members of the U-S Marshals Office and ATF arrived at the scene.
Deputy Chief Baker says a negotiator was called in and the suspect surrendered without further incident. The suspect is identified as 63 year old Dwight Rodgers. He will be charged with five counts of attempted murder, terroristic threats, seven counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony and felony criminal mischief.