OMAHA, Neb. – Law enforcement reports provided new details of a police officer’s fatal shooting of a South Omaha gunman last spring as a Douglas County grand jury Wednesday concluded its investigation of the case.
The grand jury found no wrongdoing on the part of Officer Coral Walker, who shot and killed a gunman who had killed two people and wounded two others. It also found no wrongdoing in six other deaths of people who were in law enforcement custody or being apprehended.
But authorities’ accounts indicate that Walker acted quickly after two witnesses flagged him down June 15 and pointed out the gunman.
Walker was driving on F Street as 911 dispatchers aired broadcasts about a man indiscriminately shooting people. Two people hollered at him that someone had been shot.
Walker pulled up near the gunman on Dahlman Avenue and ordered him to stop and drop his gun. Instead, Jorge Abraham Zarazua-Rubio, 25, turned around and pointed the gun at Walker.
Zarazua-Rubio opened fire, and Walker began shooting from his cruiser.
Zarazua-Rubio killed bystanders Pascual Bautista-Raymundo and Anthony Vazzano, both 25. He wounded Aaron Anderson, 31, and Angel Cabrera, 46.
Blitzed with meth, Zarazua-Rubio became a serial shooter that Saturday afternoon.
Zarazua-Rubio knew only his first victim; the rest were shot at random over a 30-minute span.
About 2 p.m., Zarazua-Rubio confronted Aaron Anderson, 31, who was shot at his apartment building at 3104 Hascall St. Anderson is slowly recovering and is now in a rehabilitation center.
About 20 minutes later, the second victim, Angel Cabrera, 46, was wounded at 3901 S. 33rd St. He was expected to survive.
Pascual Bautista-Raymundo, 25, was shot a few minutes later at 3309 E St. He was found in an alley and died later at Creighton University Medical Center.
Shortly after Bautista-Raymundo was shot, Anthony Vazzano, 25, was shot while mowing a lawn near 34th and F Streets. He also died at Creighton.
In all, Zarazua-Rubio covered a mile before Omaha Police Officer Coral Walker shot and killed him along Dahlman Avenue, south of F Street.