OPD: Officer reportedly assaulted at Walmart
OMAHA, Neb. -- An Omaha police officer was reportedly assaulted while working at Walmart on Friday.
The Omaha Police Department said an off-duty officer was working at Walmart at 11:40 a.m. on Friday. The officer reportedly tried to stop two shoplifting suspects in the store and a physical altercation happened as a result.
Officials said the two suspects were 20-year-old Ve'Angelo Moore and 19-year-old Natalya Cooper. A handgun reportedly fell to the ground from Moore.
According to authorities, Moore picked up the handgun and pointed it at the officer before leaving the store with Cooper. They reportedly got into a black Ford sedan and were pursued by other officers.
Police said Cooper was the driver of the Ford and she crashed the vehicle near S 110th St. and Harrison St. Both Moore and Cooper were then taken into custody.
OPD said Moore was charged for assault on an officer, resisting arrest, use of a weapon to commit a felony, shoplifting, and possession with intent to distribute - marijuana. Cooper was charged for accessory to a felony, flight to avoid arrest, and shoplifting. Both have been booked at Douglas County Corrections.