Man arrested after threatening two women with gun, Lincoln Police say

Elizabeth Moran, 28, led officers on a chase after Chelan Garcia, 28, was arrested.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Monday morning after he threatened two women with a gun while picking up his child, Lincoln Police say.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Sunday, two women were in the parking lot at the EZ-GO at 2555 O Street to give Chelan Garcia, 28, his 1-year-old child.

Garcia drove into the parking lot and hit the vehicle the two women were in.  He then got out of his vehicle, hit one of the women in the face and then pulled out a handgun threatening to kill them, according to Lincoln Police.

The two women quickly drove away and reported the incident to Lincoln Police.

Officers located Garcia’s vehicle near N 30th and Vine Streets around 1:50 a.m., Lincoln Police say.  They found Garcia standing outside of the vehicle and took him into custody after he tried to run away from the officers.

Elizabeth Moran, 28, quickly drove off in the vehicle around 2:30 a.m. but was found again shortly after near N 31st and O Streets.

Officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, but Moran fled from them.  During the pursuit, Moran stopped the vehicle and backed into a police cruiser, according to Lincoln Police.

Moran was eventually stopped when she crashed into shrubbery near S 52nd and A Streets.

Officers tried to talk to Moran but she refused, so they broke the vehicle’s window to begin speaking with her, Lincoln Police say.

Officers negotiated for about 45 minutes before Moran agreed to release the 1-year-old and 4-year-old in the vehicle.

Eventually, officers were able to take Moran into custody.  She was found to have an outstanding warrant for operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest.

Lincoln Police arrested Garcia on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, terroristic threats, obstructing government operations, and child abuse (misdemeanor).

Moran was arrested on suspicion of child abuse (felony), operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest, use of a vehicle to assault a police officer, willful reckless driving, driving during revocation, obstructing government operations, and leaving the scene of an accident.

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