OMAHA — A man fled an Omaha traffic stop while carrying a gun and suffered a minor injury when an officer shot at him, police said.
Omaha police said the incident happened Thursday evening in north Omaha, when an officer stopped a car, and then called for backup to search the car after smelling marijuana. When the backup officer arrived, a man who was a passenger in the car ran from the scene with his hand tucked close to his abdomen, police said.
The officers on the scene gave chase and said the man — later identified as 22-year-old Marcel Turner — refused commands to show his hands. Police said shots were fired, but a ballistics report showed that the man didn't fire his gun.
Turner was later found in a backyard and arrested, police said, and a handgun was found nearby. Police said during the chase, several people in the area of the chase called 911 to report a man holding a gun and running through yards, and police said they also have surveillance video showing Turner holding a gun while running.
Investigators said Turner, who suffered a minor wound on his ear where a bullet grazed him, later admitted during questioning that the gun was his. He was booked into the Douglas County Jail on Friday on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon-firearm, criminal impersonation, tampering with physical evidence, obstructing a peace officer and other charges.
The officers have been placed on administrative leave, police said.
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