In-custody investigation underway after man dies during domestic dispute call in Omaha

Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 4:58 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Authorities are investigating after a man died while Omaha Police were responding to a domestic dispute call.

Nebraska law requires a grand jury to investigate deaths that occur amid an incident involving police as “in custody” deaths regardless of whether the person had been arrested at the time they died.

According to the Omaha Police Department, around 10:15 a.m. Monday, officers were called to a home near South 166th Avenue Circle and S Street for a domestic disturbance.

Police say when officers arrived, they saw a man allegedly involved with the disturbance at the front of the home.

The man was identified by police as 41-year-old Loren Dexter.

According to police, Dexter walked away from the home and got into a vehicle parked in the driveway. Before police could get out of their cruisers, they heard a gunshot.

Officers then went up to the vehicle Dexter got inside and saw he had a gunshot wound. Police got Dexter out of the vehicle and started CPR.

Dexter was declared dead at the scene.

The Omaha Police Officer Involved Investigations Team, Bellevue Police Department, and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident.

Nebraska state law dictates whenever a death occurs while being apprehended or in the custody of law enforcement, the case goes to a grand jury when the investigation is complete.