14 year old driver of shooting suspects leads police on wild afternoon pursuit

Three teenage shooting suspects were arrested after a wild vehicle pursuit that stretched through a large area of North Central and North Omaha.

Officers responded to 4205 Redick Avenue today at 12:41 p.m. to 911 call reporting a shooting. Gang Unit Officers were able to obtain a description of the suspect vehicle. The victim of the shooting, 21 y/o Kendall Williams, suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Later in the afternoon Gang Unit Officers located the suspect vehicle occupied by three male suspects. A pursuit ensued, with Omaha Police’s ABLE 1 helicopter assisting with tracking the fleeing vehicle.

The vehicle, piloted by a 14 y/o driver, fled at high speeds and even drove through yards and blew through stops signs.

It eventually stopped in the area of 42nd & Vernon Avenue and officers were able to take all three male suspects into custody. An Omaha Police K9 dog was deployed during the apprehension and Omaha Fire Department Medics were dispatched to the scene to treat a dog bite injury.

All three suspects were interviewed and booked at the Douglas County Youth Center.

  • The first suspect is 17 y/o Tyson Hurst who was booked as an adult for felony assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, shooting from a vehicle, minor in possession of a firearm, obstructing , and unrelated warrants.
  • The second suspect, 14 y/o Lavell Piggie was booked as an adult for accessory to a felony, obstructing, felony flight to avoid arrest, theft by unlawful taking, and willful reckless driving.
  • The third suspect was booked as a juvenile and no further information was released.

Police still consider this an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Omaha Police Department at 402 444-5818. If you would like to remain anonymous, please contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402 444-STOP or go online at www.OmahaCrimeStoppers.org.

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