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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.

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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.