Omaha Policeman Leaves Hospital After Being Shot

An Omaha police officer who was shot in the face and head last week after responding to a shoplifting call has been released from the hospital.  39-year-old Officer Jeffrey Wittstruck is now at home recuperating after a struggle last Friday with a man suspected of shoplifting a package of T-Shirts from a store in the Westroads Mall.

Authorities later arrested 21-year-old Kenya Lamont Jenkins, Jr. following a high-speed chase on Interstate-80 between Omaha and Lincoln.  Jenkins is charged with First-Degree Assault of a police officer and other counts, and is being held on ten million dollars bond.