Police: Man who shot 2 officers at hospital dies

September 29, 2010 2:24:41 PM PDT
Police say a man who opened fire at an Omaha hospital has died and that two officers he shot have been treated and released.

Officer Jacob Bettin says 39-year-old Jeffrey Layten, of Tekamah, died shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday at Creighton University Medical Center.

Authorities say Layten opened fire at the hospital Wednesday morning and wounded the two police officers. The officers managed to shoot Layten.

Bettin says Layten led police on a high-speed vehicle chase shortly after midnight in the Omaha suburbs and fled the scene after crashing into a utility pole.