Yesterday John Ezell Jr. attempted to murder OPD Gang Officer Kenneth Fortune during a traffic stop. The images captured by BWC (body worn camera) show just how close we came to losing him. After shooting Officer Fortune in the shoulder, he turned and fired at OPD Gang Officers Wasmund and Brown who returned fire striking him.
The suspect, John Ezell Jr, is currently on federal probation for firearm violations and is a known gang member. He was taken into custody by officers and will be booked for two counts of Attempted Murder when he is released from the hospital. He will also be charged with Possession of a Firearm by Prohibited Person and two counts of Weapon Use Felony.
We pray for a speedy and full recovery for Officer Fortune. Thank you for all your concerned messages and prayers through this incident.
Photos from Omaha PD.
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