June 17, 2021

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Shots fired at officers leads to vehicle chase, two arrests

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Police arrested two 19-year-olds on Sunday after officers say shots fired at a cruiser this morning led to a high-speed chase in north Omaha.

D’Tavionte White-Perry was booked for two counts of assault on an officer, two counts of use of a gun by a prohibited person, one count of discharging a gun from a vehicle, and one count of obstructing an officer, OPD reports state. Wuanya Smith was booked for obstructing an officer and criminal mischief.

According to the news release from Omaha Police, officers initially went to the area of 25th and Pinkney streets at 1:20 a.m. to investigate shots being fired. An OPD helicopter went to the area as well and discovered a four-door silver car circling the area, raising suspicion, reports state.

Officers say the OPD Gang Unit found the silver car at 26th and Parker streets, and as they started to follow the car, two people leaned out and fire shots at police, initiating a high-speed chase as the car sped away.

Three people got out of the car near 34th Avenue and Spaulding Street, police reports state. Officers found a gun and took White-Perry and Smith into custody, the reports state. Police say the car left the area at a high rate of speed; neither the third suspect nor the car were found.

No officers were hurt.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP; or submit a tip via omahacrimestoppers.org or via the P3 Tips mobile app.

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