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Troopers escape injury after shots fired at patrol car


For The Sun-Telegraph

Bullet holes in the windshield of a state trooper's car can be seen after suspects opened fire on the officers.

OMAHA, Neb. – Two Nebraska State Patrol troopers escaped injury and two people were taken into custody after shots were fired at a patrol car during an attempted traffic stop in Omaha.

Just after midnight on Thursday, Feb. 5, a trooper attempted a traffic stop of a 2002 Hyundai Accent, for a broken taillight, near the Interstate 680/I-80 split. The vehicle traveling at a slow speed failed to stop, continuing northbound onto I-680. The vehicle continued at a slow speed turning east onto Center Street, before turning south on 108th Street. As the vehicle turned south, a male leaned out of the passenger side window and fired shots from a shotgun striking the patrol car.

The trooper driving the patrol car took evasive action stopping the unit. The suspect vehicle continued on before being stopped by another trooper near 110th and I Streets. The female driver of the vehicle was taken into custody. The male suspect was not in the vehicle.

A perimeter was established in the area and the male suspect was located a little more than an hour later hiding in a vehicle near Prairie Hills Drive and Oak Street. He was taken into custody without incident.

The driver of the vehicle, Marissa D. McCormack, 27 of Omaha, was lodged in the Douglas County Corrections on charges of accessory to felony, flight to avoid arrest and obstructing law enforcement.

The passenger, Daniel J. Huerta Campbell, 34 of Council Bluffs, was lodged in the Douglas County Corrections on charges of assault on a police officer, use of a firearm to commit a felony, felon in possession of a firearm and obstructing an officer.

The two troopers riding in the Patrol car were not injured. The Nebraska State Patrol was assisted by the Omaha Police Department.


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