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Investigation planned into death during Omaha police chase

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The death of a man who fatally shot himself as he was being chased by police in north Omaha will be investigated as an in-custody death, police officials said.

The shooting happened after 8 p.m. Thursday when an officer spotted a car with expired plates and sought to pull the car over, police said. The driver instead fled, and a chase ensued until the car ran a stop sign and crashed into another vehicle, according to police.

Officers said the fleeing car’s driver jumped out holding a handgun and ran off. Officers soon found the man hiding behind a house, and when confronted, the man shot himself and died at the scene, police said.

Nebraska law requires a grand jury investigation any time someone dies in state or police custody or during an arrest.

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