A woman was shot dead early this morning, at an Iowa town that’s located in between Omaha and Omaha’s Eppley Airfield. The wandering track of the Missouri River left Carter Lake on the western side of the river, and police from Carter Lake, Omaha and Council Bluffs responded a little after three this morning to a call to a mobile home park there.
Pottawatamie County Sheriff Jeff Danker says they found a woman dying there, a man gravely wounded, and a man running from the scene. One’s dead, one’s got serious injuries and if he pulls through he says they’ll get some answers. They’re not getting any from the other, the suspect.
Carter Lake Police Chief Jason Smith says the man ran from the scene of the shootings as they arrived. The officers went to a home about a block from the trailer park, and apprehended the man, who was their only suspect. He’d held police at bay at that location, for about six hours before they got him to give up.
In the meantime Chief Smith says they convinced the owner to come out. When they first arrived, an elderly man there was contacted by officers who got him to come outside. The 95-year-old homeowner was not hurt in the incident. Police say the suspect had occasionally stayed in the basement of the home.