- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 6, 2020

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A man who authorities say shot himself at the Douglas County Jail has been released from the hospital and booked back into jail.

Brandon Jennings, 22, of Omaha, was booked Tuesday and faces 10 counts of terroristic threats, 10 counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony, two other firearms charges and one count of escape, Douglas County authorities said in a news release.

Jennings was being booked into the jail on Sept. 27 when he allegedly threatened corrections staff with a small gun he had concealed. He then went into a dressing room and shot himself, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office said.

He was originally arrested on suspicion of domestic assault and carjacking. Police said he assaulted a woman as she dropped off her child at a babysitter’s home and then took her vehicle.

Authorities are investigating to determine how Jennings concealed the gun.



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