Posted 12 months ago
By Scott Carlson
Police say Jason Welch died Tuesday at Nebraska Medical Center.
Welch was shot Friday night while officers were trying to arrest him and 35-year-old Jennifer Lovings in a drugstore parking lot. Lovings was driving a sport utility vehicle that had rammed an unmarked police car. The officer says he fired when he saw Welch reach into the SUV’s console. No weapon was found in the SUV.
Lovings has since surrendered to face several charges. She and Welch were suspected of involvement in a methamphetamine sales ring.
A grand jury will investigate Welch’s death under a state law that requires such when someone dies while being arrested or in custody.