Police say Craig Fuhrer died earlier Wednesday morning at the Nebraska Medical Center.
Emergency crews were called just after midnight to Maplewood Estates in northwest Omaha, where firefighters saw light smoke coming from Fuhrer’s home. Inside, firefighters found Fuhrer injured in a back bedroom.
Paramedics took Fuhrer in extremely critical condition to the hospital, where he died.
Late Thursday, police said it appeared Fuhrer had used an accelerant to start the fire, then shot himself.