A man who authorities say shot himself Saturday after robbing a Papillion bank and leading law officers on a pursuit died Sunday.
Eric Dickerson, 33, died about 1 a.m. at Creighton University Medical Center, said Lt. Kevin Griger of the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office. According to court records, he is survived by his wife and a son born in 2008.
Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said a grand jury will be called to investigate the death, as required by state law whenever someone dies while in custody or in the process of being apprehended.
Griger said Dickerson shot himself with a .22-caliber rifle about 1 p.m. Saturday before he was captured. He fired one round while fleeing across a field, Griger said. No officers were hurt and none fired, he said.
The incident began about 12:30 p.m. when an off-duty police officer saw a man leaving First National Bank at Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion. He provided a description of the man as police were responding to a silent alarm activated during the holdup, Griger said.
The man fled in a gray Chevrolet Impala and was later spotted near 60th Street and Nebraska Highway 370. The pursuit began, involving law officers from multiple agencies, including the Nebraska State Patrol, which used a helicopter.
The man, later identified as Dickerson, abandoned the vehicle just north of Fall Creek and Cornhusker Roads about 12:50 p.m. and ran about 200 yards into an open field, Griger said.
Minutes later, officers found him near a brush pile where he apparently sought shelter. He had suffered a gunshot wound.
Staff writers Susan Szalewski and Rick Ruggles contributed to this report.