Update: OPD says suspect in triple homicide taken into custody

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News


JACKSON, Tennessee:  John Dalton Jr., the 46-year-old Omaha man who is accused of killing his parents and niece in North Omaha Tuesday night, was taken into custody in Tennessee Wednesday afternoon. He was spotted driving a Black GMC Durango by himself on I-40 in Jackson, which is around 90 miles North of Memphis. 

Dalton Jr. was originally named a person of interest in the case, but later a first-degree murder warrant was issued for him. 

Dalton Jr. served prison time from 1999 until 2010 for killing his then-wife. Before being arrested and convicted of manslaughter, he also fled to Tennessee. 

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Omaha Police are investigating a shooting near 37th & Spaulding Tuesday night.

Police were called to a home for a report of a shooting just before 8 p.m.. Police confirm they found three deceased victims inside the home. They said the suspect is 46-year-old John Dalton, Jr.

Police believe he is armed and dangerous. They ask anyone with information about his whereabouts to call Omaha Police Crimestoppers at 402-444-STOP. 

Omaha Police Captain Tom Shaffer said Dalton is related to at least one of the victims but did not go into further detail. 

This is a developing story, Channel 8 will have the details as they become available. 

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