Omaha police say a would-be car thief is in custody after a woman and her child were held at gunpoint Thursday morning.  

Police were called to near 50th and Charles around 7a.m. to investigate the attempted carjacking.  

Lt. Mike McGee tells NewsRadio 1110 KFAB:

Police were able to arrest 17-year-old Mganga Mganga near 50th and Happy Hollow Blvd. after a short chase. The woman and her child were not injured.