OMAHA, Neb. — Police say no one was shot when an Omaha officer fired his gun at a man accused of ramming a police cruiser. But both an officer and the suspect suffered minor injuries in a collision just after the shooting.
Omaha police say officers were trying to arrest 30-year-old Robert Coffman on a warrant charging him with felony drug possession and flight to avoid arrest when he rammed a police vehicle.
Police say 32-year-old Officer Sergio Gutierrez fired his gun, hitting Coffman’s pickup. Police say Coffman then drove off in reverse before another police vehicle rammed the front of his truck. Both Coffman and the officer who rammed him were treated for minor injuries.
Coffman is being held in jail. A public defender in his drug case did not immediately return a phone message Wednesday.