Joe Stothert, the husband of Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert, was found dead in the couple’s backyard of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound early Friday afternoon, sources tell The Reader.

The Omaha World-Herald has confirmed the same information.

According to scanner traffic, Omaha Police Department officers were called to the mayor’s southwest Omaha home near 120th and Q streets after reports that a man in his 70s had shot himself. Medics arrived at the home in the St. Andrew’s Pointe neighborhood and pronounced one person dead on the scene.

This is a developing story.


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