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No store security cameras were in the office, but mall security cameras showed that Jenkins ran from the mall, then drove away in a white BMW sedan.

A help-an-officer call went out just after 4 p.m., and additional Omaha police officers arrived along with Nebraska State Patrol troopers, who blocked streets and secured the area, searching for the shooter.

At 5:22 p.m., a trooper saw the suspect car at the Pump and Pantry gas station at the Gretna exit near Interstate 80. Two cruisers pursued the BMW, which drove at speeds of up to 145 mph, Nebraska State Patrol Capt. Matt Sutter said.

Troopers used stop sticks to slow the vehicle, which were effective, and the vehicle left the interstate at the Waverly exit and headed west on U.S. 6, Sutter said.

The driver tried to turn onto a field road but had nowhere to go, then tried to drive on the railroad tracks and became high-centered, Sutter said. The driver, who authorities later determined was Jenkins, put his hands up and surrendered.

A Taurus .380 gun was found on his body, officials said. He was later treated at OPD headquarters for a minor leg injury.

Police said Jenkins “has a history” of resisting arrest and escape. He has no direct ties to the Omaha area and has not been charged with any crime in Nebraska.

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