Kenya Lamont Jenkins Jr., accused of shooting an Omaha police officer at the Westroads in March, was ordered to stand trial on five felony charges.
Last year, Deputy Police Chief Scott Gray tackled a gunman at Hy-Vee. Last week, he responded to the shooting of Officer Wittstruck, which he called "a stark reminder for all the officers out there."
Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck is at home recuperating from the gunshot wounds to his face and the top of his head, the Omaha Police Department said Wednesday.
Kenya Lamont Jenkins Jr. was charged with assaulting a police officer, use of a firearm to commit a felony and operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest. He could face up to 102 years in prison.
Omaha police officer Jeffrey Wittstruck was shot in the face and mouth, after responding to a shoplifting call at the mall just after 4 p.m. Friday.