Omaha woman accused of killing husband on I-80 during fight

June 18, 2020 GMT

COZAD, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha woman has been arrested, accused of fatally shooting her husband in front of their two children while the family was in a pickup truck along Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska, state police said.

The shooting happened Wednesday afternoon near Cozad, the Nebraska State Patrol said in a news release Thursday. Troopers called to the scene said they found Joshua Jourdan, 35, of Omaha, dead in the driver’s seat.

Investigators said Jourdan and his wife, 31-year-old Kathleen Jourdan, had been arguing while traveling on I-80, when Joshua pulled over. Kathleen then pulled a handgun and shot her husband twice, investigators said. The couple’s two children were in the backseat of the truck at the time, authorities said. They were not injured.


The patrol said Kathleen Jourdan was the one who called 911 to report the shooting and remained at the scene until police arrived.

She was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder and is being held in the Dawson County Jail. The children are in protective custody, the patrol said.