Omaha Police investigating Monday morning in-custody death

(Omaha, NE) -- The death of an Omaha man is being investigated as in-custody by the Omaha Police Department.

OPD says around 10:15 Monday morning, officers were called to a home near 168th and Q streets for a domestic disturbance. Investigators say as officers arrived at the home, they saw the man involved in the disturbance, later identified as 41 year old Loren E. Dexter, at the front of the house. Police say Dexter then walked away from the front of his home and got into a vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Investigators say prior to getting out of their cruisers, officers heard a single gunshot.

OPD says officers walked up to his vehicle and saw Dexter suffering from a gunshot wound. Police say the officers removed Dexter from his vehicle and immediately began CPR, but he was later declared dead at the scene. The incident is being investigated by the Omaha Police Department’s Officer Involved Investigations Team with the assistance of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Bellevue Police Department.

According to Nebraska law, the case will be presented to a grand jury once the investigation is completed. The law requires a grand jury be summoned when a death occurs while being apprehended or in custody by law enforcement.

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