Omaha police investigators are releasing more information regarding a standoff that ended with a 19 year old man dead Monday morning at 7 o’clock, officers executed a no-knock search warrant at 4814 N. 34th Avenue that turned into a barricade situation.
Police say Tyler Krebs-Johnson shot himself to death.
The SWAT team arrived a short time later and entered the house. They were getting ready to enter the basement when they heard two gunshots. At that time a female came up from the basement and several more shots were fired.
Seven occupants of the home were removed and then officers retreated outside. They ranged in age from 17 to 47 years of age. The suspect remained inside the home. Krebs-Johnson was wanted for illegal narcotics, firearms distribution and had a misdemeanor warrant for his arrest.
Omaha police negotiators then responded to the house and tried to make contact with Krebs-Johnson by text message, bull horn and by use of a “throw phone”. Investigators then determined that a post was made on his Facebook page at 7:08 a.m. that said, “Last post went out witta bang”.
Omaha police then equipped a robot with a video camera that went into the residents. That video showed a person lying on a bed in a basement bedroom. At 10:37 a.m., SWAT officers entered the found and located Krebs-Johnson. He was found dead from a self-inflected gunshot wound. No Omaha officer fired their weapons during this incident and no officers or citizens were hurt. Evidence from the scene showed that Krebs-Johnson fired his handgun towards the stairwell and in an upward direction to the top of the stairs. Two bullets passed through a door at the top of the stairs. seven shell casings were recovered.
One occupant that was removed from the home is a suspect in the narcotics and firearms distribution investigation. Illegal narcotics were found during the search of the residents. 20 year old Nicholas Paez was booked for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.
A grand Jury will be convened to investigate this in-custody death. The investigation is ongoing.