Two Omaha police officers were placed on administrative leave Sunday, as required by department policy, after firing their guns at a pickup truck that they said was trying to run them down outside a bar at 30th and L Streets.
The names of the officers were not released. One of the officers, who were working security for the bar, suffered a minor injury.
Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman, said the incident occurred about 12:20 a.m. outside the Tquila Night Club at 3050 L St.
The two off-duty officers responded after surveillance cameras picked up suspicious activity. The officers and the bar’s security workers saw someone checking whether car doors were locked. He was followed by a white pickup.
One of the suspects, Fernando Gamon, 24, of Omaha, was apprehended. The man in the white truck reportedly drove at the officers as he fled. They fired their weapons, striking the vehicle.
The driver, Juan Sarmiento-Reyes, 23, of Omaha, escaped injury and later turned himself in to police. He was arrested on suspicion of two counts of second-degree attempted assault on an officer and two counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Gamon was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor theft from a motor vehicle.
Department policy requires that Omaha police officers involved in a shooting be placed on paid administrative leave pending criminal and internal-affairs investigations.