Category Archives: Nebraska

Killed – Tristan E. Harper (Omaha, NE)

Tristan E. Harper

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police officers are investigating a homicide Friday morning near 49th Avenue and Maple Street.

Officers said neighbors reported hearing gunshots just before 5 a.m. Investigators found shell casings at the scene, and then a bullet hole in a nearby home.

Inside, officers said Tristan E. Harper, 29, was found dead lying on a couch.

One neighbor told KETV NewsWatch 7 he was outside at the time of the shooting. He said he saw occupants in an older model SUV fire shots at the house and then saw people inside the house run out and return fire.

http://www.ketv.com/news/man-found-dead-in-benson-neighborhood/23666750#mid=17387658

http://www.omaha.com/news/family-says-homicide-victim-tristan-harper-was-mentor-for-omaha/article_e1070ce2-4a6a-58a3-8083-0949276ce77a.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Shooting-Victim-Walks-Into-Hospital-237479781.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Tristan-E.-Harper-97448803

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police say someone fired gunshots outside Passion Lounge near 108th and Q streets. Three people were hurt in the parking lot around 1:50 a.m. One of the victims later died from her injuries.

Officers say they found Janee Hadan, 24, lying on the ground at the scene. Medics rushed her to the hospital with serious injuries. Police announced Sunday afternoon Hadan had died.

Another victim, shot several times, showed up at Lakeside Hospital later. A third victim, shot in the leg, arrived at Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Police identified those victims as Gary Lockett, 30, and Brandon Patterson, 23.

Hadan had worked at Educare for about two years until she was shot and killed Dec. 15 at a nightclub just west of Ralston.

http://www.ketv.com/news/3-people-shot-outside-omaha-bar/23495378

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Janee-Hadans-Killer-Still-Out-There-280257802.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Three-Injured-in-Nightclub-Shooting-235924291.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/woman-shot-outside-west-omaha-nightclub-was-preschool-teacher-with/article_add0076b-c6db-5453-840a-6809894477a5.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/dead-hurt-in-shooting-outside-southwest-omaha-nightclub/article_b9f5c7ff-b976-562e-afc0-8597723834b2.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/person-of-interest-in-unsolved-omaha-homicide-talking-with-investigators/24208550

http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/cold-case-spotlight-janee-hadan-n215021

http://www.omaha.com/sarpy/ralston/mother-of–year-old-shot-at-roxbury-plaza/article_a98f6999-b4e7-56a9-a543-f6ef4ae1c986.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Hundreds-Remember-Janee-Hadan-236140481.html

http://www.newashcogs.org/obituary.asp?item=10005

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Man (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police say someone fired gunshots outside Passion Lounge near 108th and Q streets. Three people were hurt in the parking lot around 1:50 a.m. One of the victims later died from her injuries.

Officers say they found Janee Hadan, 24, lying on the ground at the scene. Medics rushed her to the hospital with serious injuries. Police announced Sunday afternoon Hadan had died.

Another victim, shot several times, showed up at Lakeside Hospital later. A third victim, shot in the leg, arrived at Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Police identified those victims as Gary Lockett, 30, and Brandon Patterson, 23.

Hadan had worked at Educare for about two years until she was shot and killed Dec. 15 at a nightclub just west of Ralston.

http://www.ketv.com/news/3-people-shot-outside-omaha-bar/23495378

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Janee-Hadans-Killer-Still-Out-There-280257802.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Three-Injured-in-Nightclub-Shooting-235924291.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/woman-shot-outside-west-omaha-nightclub-was-preschool-teacher-with/article_add0076b-c6db-5453-840a-6809894477a5.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/dead-hurt-in-shooting-outside-southwest-omaha-nightclub/article_b9f5c7ff-b976-562e-afc0-8597723834b2.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/person-of-interest-in-unsolved-omaha-homicide-talking-with-investigators/24208550

http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/cold-case-spotlight-janee-hadan-n215021

http://www.omaha.com/sarpy/ralston/mother-of–year-old-shot-at-roxbury-plaza/article_a98f6999-b4e7-56a9-a543-f6ef4ae1c986.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Hundreds-Remember-Janee-Hadan-236140481.html

http://www.newashcogs.org/obituary.asp?item=10005

Triple Shooting – Killed – Janee Hadan (Omaha, NE)

Janee Hadan

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police say someone fired gunshots outside Passion Lounge near 108th and Q streets. Three people were hurt in the parking lot around 1:50 a.m. One of the victims later died from her injuries.

Officers say they found Janee Hadan, 24, lying on the ground at the scene. Medics rushed her to the hospital with serious injuries. Police announced Sunday afternoon Hadan had died.

Another victim, shot several times, showed up at Lakeside Hospital later. A third victim, shot in the leg, arrived at Bergan Mercy Medical Center. Police identified those victims as Gary Lockett, 30, and Brandon Patterson, 23.

Hadan had worked at Educare for about two years until she was shot and killed Dec. 15 at a nightclub just west of Ralston.

http://www.ketv.com/news/3-people-shot-outside-omaha-bar/23495378

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Janee-Hadans-Killer-Still-Out-There-280257802.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Three-Injured-in-Nightclub-Shooting-235924291.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/woman-shot-outside-west-omaha-nightclub-was-preschool-teacher-with/article_add0076b-c6db-5453-840a-6809894477a5.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/dead-hurt-in-shooting-outside-southwest-omaha-nightclub/article_b9f5c7ff-b976-562e-afc0-8597723834b2.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/person-of-interest-in-unsolved-omaha-homicide-talking-with-investigators/24208550

http://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/cold-case-spotlight-janee-hadan-n215021

http://www.omaha.com/sarpy/ralston/mother-of–year-old-shot-at-roxbury-plaza/article_a98f6999-b4e7-56a9-a543-f6ef4ae1c986.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Hundreds-Remember-Janee-Hadan-236140481.html

http://www.newashcogs.org/obituary.asp?item=10005

Killed – Virgil Dunn (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA, Neb. —A man is dead after being critically hurt in a shooting Tuesday night.

Officers were called to 28th Avenue and Bristol Street around 10 p.m., where they found a man down on the sidewalk, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim, identified as Virgil Dunn, 34, was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center with critical injuries.

He died Wednesday.

OMAHA — A Omaha man has been charged with first-degree murder in the December killing of a 34-year-old man.

Omaha police said Friday that 21-year-old Teon D. Hill has been booked into the Douglas County jail in the death of Virgil Dunn.

Dunn was found on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound on the night of Dec. 10. He died the following day.

http://www.ketv.com/news/police-man-shot-4-times/23424256

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/man-charged-with-first-degree-murder-in-omaha-homicide/article_ca158fc6-3cbf-51cb-9f80-77d245a3a03f.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/man-killed-in-shooting-had-recently-moved-to-omaha/article_2d9b3e69-88c3-58d3-95d2-d976480bc1f5.html#man-34-dies-following-overnight-shooting

http://www.omaha.com/news/man-killed-in-shooting-had-recently-moved-to-omaha/article_2d9b3e69-88c3-58d3-95d2-d976480bc1f5.html#man-killed-in-shooting-had-recently-moved-to-omaha

http://www.omaha.com/news/man-killed-in-shooting-had-recently-moved-to-omaha/article_2d9b3e69-88c3-58d3-95d2-d976480bc1f5.html

http://dataomaha.com/homicides/2013

Murder/Suicide – Dead – Hector Antonio Lopez (Lincoln, NE)

Hector Antonio Lopez

Date:
December 2, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Jim Peschong, Chief of Police, 402.441.7238
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226
Two Related Deaths Under Investigation

On December 1, 2013, at 2:45 a.m., officers with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department were sent to 814 S.18th Street #4 on a disturbance. En route, dispatch advised that gunshots were heard in the area. Twenty year old Erick Musito was found inside the apartment with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. Witnesses reported that twenty-two year old Hector Lopez was responsible for the shooting. They advised that Hector Lopez and Erick Musito, members of rival gangs, exchanged words with one another inside the apartment. Hector Lopez left, but returned minutes later armed with a handgun. He was angry and fired several rounds at Erick Musito. Hector Lopez then fled the scene.

During the investigation, Lincoln police received information that Hector Lopez may be staying at a relative’s home, 2545 Theresa #A10. The SWAT Team was activated and attempts were made to contact Hector. He refused to negotiate or to exit the home. At 3:45 p.m., several gunshots were heard inside the residence. Hector Lopez was later found deceased. An autopsy is pending, but his injury appears self-inflicted.

The investigation into both deaths is on-going. At this time, no other suspects are being sought.

A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.

Officers found the man, identified in the report as 20-year-old Erick P. Musito of Lincoln, shot at an apartment near 18th and G streets after responding to a disturbance call at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. He later was pronounced dead at Bryan West Campus.

Lincoln, Neb.– Lincoln Police say a 22-year-old suspect in a gang-related homicide was found dead Sunday.

Police say Hector Lopez died Sunday after an apparent gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy has been scheduled.

According to police reports, 20-year-old Erick P. Musito, of Lincoln, was shot around 2:45 a.m. Sunday when a disturbance was reported near 18th and G Streets, a few blocks south of downtown.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday police received a tip that Lopez was at 2545 Theresa, his mother’s home. The Lincoln SWAT Team was called in to arrest Lopez.

“They tried to get everyone out of the way, I even had to move my car,” said Shamrock Mobile Home Park resident, Eva Felix.

Officials say police tried to talk Lopez into surrendering, but weren’t able to contact him. SWAT eventually shot gas into the trailer at least twice.

“They were telling people to be careful, not to be around the activity and stay in our homes,” said Shamrock Mobile Home resident, John Caraman.

Police believe Lopez fired several shots from within the home, at least one shot was towards officers. Hours later, officers got a camera inside trailer and found Lopez lying on the floor.

According to police reports, Lopez has a gunshot wound to the head and a pistol was lying next to him. Police never fired into the home.

http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/news13/musitolopez.htm

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/police-find–year-old-man-fatally-shot/article_5f0afc37-7e19-5818-8a31-ca110d87c66c.html

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/lincoln-murder-suspect-dead-after-standoff/article_28275766-2740-5bf7-adfe-1c4842431668.html

http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Lincoln-Police-Investigate-Shooting-as-Homicide-233982151.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/gunfire-kills-20yearold-man-in-lincoln/23232012

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Lincoln-Police-Investigating-Shooting-Death–234014241.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/gunfire-kills-20yearold-man-in-lincoln/23232012

http://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/lincoln-chief-sees-increase-in-gang-violence/article_eebbf442-5c64-11e3-81d7-0019bb2963f4.html

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Erick P. Musito (Lincoln, NE)

Erick P. Musito

Date:
December 2, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Jim Peschong, Chief of Police, 402.441.7238
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226
Two Related Deaths Under Investigation

On December 1, 2013, at 2:45 a.m., officers with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department were sent to 814 S.18th Street #4 on a disturbance. En route, dispatch advised that gunshots were heard in the area. Twenty year old Erick Musito was found inside the apartment with gunshot wounds to the chest. He was transported to a local hospital and later pronounced deceased. Witnesses reported that twenty-two year old Hector Lopez was responsible for the shooting. They advised that Hector Lopez and Erick Musito, members of rival gangs, exchanged words with one another inside the apartment. Hector Lopez left, but returned minutes later armed with a handgun. He was angry and fired several rounds at Erick Musito. Hector Lopez then fled the scene.

During the investigation, Lincoln police received information that Hector Lopez may be staying at a relative’s home, 2545 Theresa #A10. The SWAT Team was activated and attempts were made to contact Hector. He refused to negotiate or to exit the home. At 3:45 p.m., several gunshots were heard inside the residence. Hector Lopez was later found deceased. An autopsy is pending, but his injury appears self-inflicted.

The investigation into both deaths is on-going. At this time, no other suspects are being sought.

A man identified in a police report as the victim of a fatal shooting early Sunday near the state Capitol had gang ties, according to court documents, though it is unclear whether gang involvement was to blame for his death.

Officers found the man, identified in the report as 20-year-old Erick P. Musito of Lincoln, shot at an apartment near 18th and G streets after responding to a disturbance call at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. He later was pronounced dead at Bryan West Campus.

Lincoln, Neb.– Lincoln Police say a 22-year-old suspect in a gang-related homicide was found dead Sunday.

Police say Hector Lopez died Sunday after an apparent gunshot wound to the head. An autopsy has been scheduled.

According to police reports, 20-year-old Erick P. Musito, of Lincoln, was shot around 2:45 a.m. Sunday when a disturbance was reported near 18th and G Streets, a few blocks south of downtown.

Around 1 p.m. Sunday police received a tip that Lopez was at 2545 Theresa, his mother’s home. The Lincoln SWAT Team was called in to arrest Lopez.

“They tried to get everyone out of the way, I even had to move my car,” said Shamrock Mobile Home Park resident, Eva Felix.

Officials say police tried to talk Lopez into surrendering, but weren’t able to contact him. SWAT eventually shot gas into the trailer at least twice.

“They were telling people to be careful, not to be around the activity and stay in our homes,” said Shamrock Mobile Home resident, John Caraman.

Police believe Lopez fired several shots from within the home, at least one shot was towards officers. Hours later, officers got a camera inside trailer and found Lopez lying on the floor.

According to police reports, Lopez has a gunshot wound to the head and a pistol was lying next to him. Police never fired into the home.

http://lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/news13/musitolopez.htm

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/police-find–year-old-man-fatally-shot/article_5f0afc37-7e19-5818-8a31-ca110d87c66c.html

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/lincoln-murder-suspect-dead-after-standoff/article_28275766-2740-5bf7-adfe-1c4842431668.html

http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Lincoln-Police-Investigate-Shooting-as-Homicide-233982151.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/gunfire-kills-20yearold-man-in-lincoln/23232012

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Lincoln-Police-Investigating-Shooting-Death–234014241.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/gunfire-kills-20yearold-man-in-lincoln/23232012

http://www.starherald.com/news/regional_statewide/lincoln-chief-sees-increase-in-gang-violence/article_eebbf442-5c64-11e3-81d7-0019bb2963f4.html

Killed – Dawn Truman (Omaha, NE)

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Omaha police arrested a 30-year-old Omaha woman Sunday in connection with the shooting death of Dawn Truman.

Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman, said Latoya N. Ross is accused of shooting Truman, 41, of Omaha about 4:45 p.m. Saturday.

The shooting occurred at 3602 Patrick Ave., the home of David Beckman, 37.

On Nov. 30, 2013, LaToya Ross had been on a methamphetamine binge — in a state of full panic and paranoia.

She accused Dawn Truman of being a snitch at a party at a house near 36th and Parker Streets that was known for meth binges.

Prosecutor Jim Masteller said the “snitch” accusation wasn’t rooted in reality; it was rooted in Ross’ rampant meth use.

Nonetheless, Ross pulled out a .40-caliber gun and shot Truman in the chest. Her heart pierced with a single bullet, Truman, 41, died on the couch.

A year and two days later, a judge sentenced Ross, 31, on Tuesday to 50 to 70 years in prison for second-degree murder. Under Douglas County District Judge J Russell Derr’s sentence, Ross won’t be eligible for parole until she’s 55. She faced anywhere from 20 years to life in prison.

http://www.omaha.com/news/woman-arrested-in-fatal-north-omaha-shooting/article_aa323b8f-36c8-5c29-b4b3-55e41cea040c.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/woman-sentenced-to—years-in-prison-for-drug/article_581ba29e-eb37-5d66-a02a-20169bb65977.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/police-investigate-shooting-at-36th-patrick/23226930

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Woman-Found-Shot-To-Death-In-North-Omaha-Home-233952241.html

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/woman-shot-and-killed-inside-northeast-omaha-home/article_eeddf3cb-559a-547a-92b6-8059ce3bd4be.html

http://www.northplattepost.com/2014/12/03/nebraska-woman-sentenced-in-fatal-shooting/

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Omaha-Police-Investigate-Weekend-Homicide-233959211.html

Killed – Johnny Reed (Omaha, NE)

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A 28-year-old man who was slain earlier this month inside his Omaha house had been shot.

The cause of Johnny “OJ” Reed’s death was included in a police report. Police had previously declined to publicly describe Reed’s injury.

The report indicates that Reed was shot in the house at 6304 N. 33rd Ave. between 8:30 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. on Nov. 18, when, police said, Reed’s girlfriend returned and found him.

http://www.omaha.com/news/man-found-slain-in-home-in-omaha-had-been-shot/article_9d665a15-e2a4-58d8-a614-db31f4f36747.html#man-found-slain-in-home-in-omaha-had-been-shot

http://www.ketv.com/news/man-found-dead-in-omaha-home/23036002

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Death-Investigation-232415611.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Victim-Identified-in-Shooting–232480991.html

http://www.tributes.com/obituary/show/Johnny-Reed-97158448

Double Murder – Killed – Todd Elsbernd (Grand Island, NE)

Todd Elsbernd

Grand Island police continue to investigate the shooting death of a local attorney.

Todd Elsbernd, 52, was shot and killed in the 300 block of North Locust at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday. He was standing near a red Chevrolet Avalanche that was parked in front of the Downtown Center, which is where his law office is located.

Elsbernd was hit in the torso and died at St. Francis Medical Center.

Officials say 58-year-old Michael Petersen shot 52-year-old Todd V. Elsbernd at the Downtown Center at 308 N. Locust Street in Grand Island around 6:30 p.m.

Police said Petersen shot Elsbernd twice in the torso with a rifle. Elsbernd was taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he died.

Online court records indicate Elsbernd was involved in divorce proceedings between Michael Petersen and his ex-wife Nancy Petersen. Nancy was found dead Thursday morning. Officials are investigating her death as a homicide also.

Mehlin said any connection Petersen might have to the death of Nancy Petersen, 58, in rural Buffalo County was still under investigation Thursday.

Nancy Petersen’s body was found outside her home at 7510 Long Island Road southwest of Kearney. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. According to a story in the Kearney Hub, preliminary evidence suggests Nancy Petersen knew her assailant.

According to online court records, a woman named Nancy Petersen filed for divorce in Buffalo County from a man named Michael L. Petersen in January 2002. The divorce was finalized in February 2005. It appeared that the divorce trial was appealed to both the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court. The most recent date associated with the case was Feb. 15, 2013.

Petersen, 58, pleaded no contest to first-degree murder for the shooting death of Grand Island attorney Todd Elsbernd. In exchange, the state agreed not to seek the death penalty and dismissed a charge of using a weapon to commit a felony.

Petersen was also convicted of shooting his ex-wife, Nancy Petersen, to death in rural Kearney. He was sentenced in May in Buffalo County to life in prison without parole for that murder.

Elsbernd is listed as having initially represented Michael Petersen in the divorce.

According to Buffalo County Court documents, deputies said Petersen left his home about 10 a.m. Nov. 13 and parked his pickup near Nancy Petersen’s home southwest of Kearney. He left the pickup and positioned himself near a tree near his ex-wife’s home.

According to Buffalo County Court documents, Petersen waited nearly three hours before allegedly shooting Nancy Petersen.

Petersen told investigators he had intended only to wound her to “get even.”

Nancy Petersen’s body was found on her porch about 7:15 a.m. Nov. 14.

Posted: Mon 10:32 PM, Sep 22, 2014

Officials say convicted killer Michael Petersen died Monday morning at the Lincoln Correctional Center from an apparent suicide.

The Department of Correctional Services says 59 year-old Petersen was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:14 am. Efforts to revive him were not successful and he was pronounced dead at 6:47 am.

Officials say the cause of death has not been determined, but it appears to be a suicide.

Petersen began serving a life sentence on May 28 for the murder of his ex-wife, Nancy Petersen, in Buffalo County. Petersen was sentenced to life in prison on August 19 for the murder of Grand Island Attorney Todd Elsbernd in Hall County

http://www.omaha.com/news/grand-island-police-slain-attorney-targeted-killer-on-the-loose/article_9055ad81-c183-5efe-928e-a9fb7eff19e9.html#grand-island-police-slain-attorney-targeted-killer-on-the-loose

http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Businesses-near-3rd-and-Locust-Say-They-Heard-Two-Shots-Fired-231832541.html

http://www.theindependent.com/obituaries/todd-elsbernd/article_cefa60ee-4e86-11e3-816b-0019bb2963f4.html

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/man-arrested-in-lawyer-s-death-suspect-s-ex-wife/article_a1b476ce-b6a5-566e-bcdd-e6c34b524b3e.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/update-suspect-jailed-on-fatal-shooting-of-g-i-attorney/article_7b97c36e-4dba-11e3-9c93-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.klkntv.com/story/23970447/grand-island-attorney-killed-in-wednesday-night-shooting

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/petersen-given-life-sentence-for-g-i-murder/article_6c991d00-281f-11e4-bfea-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/divorce-was-link-between-suspect-and-murder-victims/article_30746ed9-08f1-54a2-a3c1-8b2d380bdbf2.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/suspect-in-slaying-of-attorney-todd-elsbernd-charged-in-ex/article_17e98ff0-590c-5856-ba7e-de5ff74cd40a.html

http://www.nbcneb.com/home/headlines/Convicted-Killer-Michael-Petersen-Dead-from-Apparent-Suicide-276411211.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/petersen-found-dead-in-prison/article_7784246a-42d9-11e4-abd2-43a5b5fd994c.html

http://www.nebraska.tv/story/24000137/hundreds-honor-life-of-todd-elsbernd

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120346238

Double Murder – Killed – Nancy Petersen (Grand Island, NE)

Nancy Petersen

Grand Island police continue to investigate the shooting death of a local attorney.

Todd Elsbernd, 52, was shot and killed in the 300 block of North Locust at 6:31 p.m. Wednesday. He was standing near a red Chevrolet Avalanche that was parked in front of the Downtown Center, which is where his law office is located.

Elsbernd was hit in the torso and died at St. Francis Medical Center.

Officials say 58-year-old Michael Petersen shot 52-year-old Todd V. Elsbernd at the Downtown Center at 308 N. Locust Street in Grand Island around 6:30 p.m.

Police said Petersen shot Elsbernd twice in the torso with a rifle. Elsbernd was taken to St. Francis Medical Center where he died.

Online court records indicate Elsbernd was involved in divorce proceedings between Michael Petersen and his ex-wife Nancy Petersen. Nancy was found dead Thursday morning. Officials are investigating her death as a homicide also.

Mehlin said any connection Petersen might have to the death of Nancy Petersen, 58, in rural Buffalo County was still under investigation Thursday.

Nancy Petersen’s body was found outside her home at 7510 Long Island Road southwest of Kearney. Her death is being investigated as a homicide. According to a story in the Kearney Hub, preliminary evidence suggests Nancy Petersen knew her assailant.

According to online court records, a woman named Nancy Petersen filed for divorce in Buffalo County from a man named Michael L. Petersen in January 2002. The divorce was finalized in February 2005. It appeared that the divorce trial was appealed to both the Nebraska Court of Appeals and the Nebraska Supreme Court. The most recent date associated with the case was Feb. 15, 2013.

Petersen, 58, pleaded no contest to first-degree murder for the shooting death of Grand Island attorney Todd Elsbernd. In exchange, the state agreed not to seek the death penalty and dismissed a charge of using a weapon to commit a felony.

Petersen was also convicted of shooting his ex-wife, Nancy Petersen, to death in rural Kearney. He was sentenced in May in Buffalo County to life in prison without parole for that murder.

Elsbernd is listed as having initially represented Michael Petersen in the divorce.

According to Buffalo County Court documents, deputies said Petersen left his home about 10 a.m. Nov. 13 and parked his pickup near Nancy Petersen’s home southwest of Kearney. He left the pickup and positioned himself near a tree near his ex-wife’s home.

According to Buffalo County Court documents, Petersen waited nearly three hours before allegedly shooting Nancy Petersen.

Petersen told investigators he had intended only to wound her to “get even.”

Nancy Petersen’s body was found on her porch about 7:15 a.m. Nov. 14.

Posted: Mon 10:32 PM, Sep 22, 2014

Officials say convicted killer Michael Petersen died Monday morning at the Lincoln Correctional Center from an apparent suicide.

The Department of Correctional Services says 59 year-old Petersen was found unresponsive in his cell at 6:14 am. Efforts to revive him were not successful and he was pronounced dead at 6:47 am.

Officials say the cause of death has not been determined, but it appears to be a suicide.

Petersen began serving a life sentence on May 28 for the murder of his ex-wife, Nancy Petersen, in Buffalo County. Petersen was sentenced to life in prison on August 19 for the murder of Grand Island Attorney Todd Elsbernd in Hall County

http://www.omaha.com/news/grand-island-police-slain-attorney-targeted-killer-on-the-loose/article_9055ad81-c183-5efe-928e-a9fb7eff19e9.html#grand-island-police-slain-attorney-targeted-killer-on-the-loose

http://www.1011now.com/home/headlines/Businesses-near-3rd-and-Locust-Say-They-Heard-Two-Shots-Fired-231832541.html

http://www.theindependent.com/obituaries/todd-elsbernd/article_cefa60ee-4e86-11e3-816b-0019bb2963f4.html

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/man-arrested-in-lawyer-s-death-suspect-s-ex-wife/article_a1b476ce-b6a5-566e-bcdd-e6c34b524b3e.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/update-suspect-jailed-on-fatal-shooting-of-g-i-attorney/article_7b97c36e-4dba-11e3-9c93-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.klkntv.com/story/23970447/grand-island-attorney-killed-in-wednesday-night-shooting

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/petersen-given-life-sentence-for-g-i-murder/article_6c991d00-281f-11e4-bfea-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/divorce-was-link-between-suspect-and-murder-victims/article_30746ed9-08f1-54a2-a3c1-8b2d380bdbf2.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/suspect-in-slaying-of-attorney-todd-elsbernd-charged-in-ex/article_17e98ff0-590c-5856-ba7e-de5ff74cd40a.html

http://www.nbcneb.com/home/headlines/Convicted-Killer-Michael-Petersen-Dead-from-Apparent-Suicide-276411211.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/local/petersen-found-dead-in-prison/article_7784246a-42d9-11e4-abd2-43a5b5fd994c.html

http://www.nebraska.tv/story/24000137/hundreds-honor-life-of-todd-elsbernd

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=120346238

Killed – Amiee J. Kearns (Ralston, NE)

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Monday’s homicide in Ralston was the first in the community in nearly 12 years.

A 42-year-old woman was shot and killed Monday night at the Orleans Square Apartments, 4748 S. 83rd St.

Ralston police responded to the scene at about 11:40 p.m. Monday night.

They identified the victim as Amiee J. Kearns, said Ralston Police Chief Ron Murtaugh. Kearns lived at the apartment complex.

Murtaugh said two Hispanic males forcibly entered Kearns’ apartment and demanded money.

Kearns was shot and died at the scene.

Another person was in the apartment at the time but was not injured. Murtaugh said police are not releasing information about that person at this time.

A woman who was shot to death in Ralston likely knew her killers, the city’s police chief said Wednesday.

Police also have backed off their initial theory that Amiee J. Kearns, 42, was killed during a robbery.

http://m.omaha.com/sarpy/ralston/homicide-is-city-s-first-in-years/article_8b2e0465-9415-58ab-b904-b4bf61e57e1c.html?mode=jqm

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/the-gun-report-october-30-2013/

http://www.omaha.com/news/shooting-during-apparent-robbery-leaves-woman-dead-in-ralston/article_76ecc554-931d-5623-9b4f-3a28ba594656.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/sketch-of-ralston-homicide-suspect-released/23271072

http://www.ketv.com/news/ralston-police-id-fatal-shooting-victim/22685550

http://www.stjoechannel.com/news/st-joseph-family-still-looking-for-answers-in-mothers-death-in-omaha

http://www.newspressnow.com/obituaries/article_c6778ebc-6710-551b-b175-2ef4be95d197.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/ralston-shooting-victim-likely-knew-her-killers-police-chief-says/article_b883aabc-d19a-55b6-9252-89337a438ea1.html#ralston-shooting-victim-likely-knew-her-killers-police-chief-says

Killed – Timothy B. Bush (Macy, NE)

Timothy B. Bush

A 48-year-old Omaha man has died following a hunting incident near Macy in northeast Nebraska on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Family of Tim Bush say that he worked as a custodian at Morton Middle School.

According to Nebraska Game and Parks, the incident took place on the Omaha Indian Reservation, where an early deer hunting season was in progress.

Bush was in a five-person hunting party when he was shot in the buttocks with a rifle. He was transported to a Winnebago hospital, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy has been ordered.

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, Nebraska State Patrol, Omaha tribal officers and Thurston County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

Bush’s family says he was shot in crossfire by another person in the same party.

The family also says it was a tragic accident. Bush was an avid outdoor enthusiast who loved teaching other family members about hunting and fishing.

Bush spent a lot of time with his family, a brother said Tuesday in an email. He also worked as a custodian at Morton Middle School.

“He was a great OPS employee,” said Todd Andrews, spokesman for the Omaha Public Schools. “He was greatly appreciated by the staff and students.”

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha-Man-Killed-In-Hunting-Accident-228687461.html

http://journalstar.com/ap/state/omaha-man-dies-after-hunting-accident/article_6c4cf985-82fa-5b50-bebd-87971285fc48.html

http://omaha-nsn.gov/tribe-expresses-sympathies-to-family-of-fallen-outdoorsman/

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-man-killed-in-hunting-accident-was-an-outdoorsman-ops/article_2591687c-fa4f-57bf-a8de-38d25e018420.html?mode=jqm

Killed – Julius B. Vaughn (Omaha, NE)

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A man was found dead Friday night in a vehicle parked near an apartment building in South Omaha.

The man was identified Saturday afternoon as Julius B. Vaughn, 19.

Firefighters were called about 9:45 p.m. to evaluate Vaughn, who was shot dead near 23rd and Vinton Streets, police said.

http://www.omaha.com/news/rd-vinton-homicide-victim-identified-as–year-old/article_ffad14e2-9c9e-5e23-91a6-e5635b1cd050.html#23rd-vinton-homicide-victim-identified-as-19-year-old

http://www.omaha.com/news/shooting-victim-had-many-run-ins-with-law/article_867c8b61-9a39-5b14-8c88-f5323058ff29.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/man-injured-in-shooting-friday-night/22517488

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/A-Life-Taken-Too-Soon–228565961.html

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/kmtv/news/Family-Friends-Gather-at-Julius-Vaughn-Prayer-Vigil-228874991.html

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/police-id-man-found-dead-in-omaha/article_777c33b9-7d49-5dfa-b0ee-f3d11e18b5d9.html

http://nocera.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/weekend-gun-report-october-18-20-2013/?_r=0

Killed – Rodney M. Hunt (Omaha, NE)

Rodney M. Hunt

A 31-year-old man who was shot in the head this week has died, Omaha police said Friday.
Rodney M. Hunt had been at the Nebraska Medical Center since he was shot about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday near the Relax Inn Motel & Suites at 60th and K Streets.

Hunt, who lived in Omaha, was shot at the end of a driveway adjacent to the motel, police said.

A shooting victim’s family and friends were stunned by a jury’s decision Friday to acquit an Omaha man charged with first-­degree murder.

Anthony Floyd, 24, was accused of shooting Rodney M. Hunt, 31, near the Relax Inn Motel & Suites at 60th and K Streets on Oct. 8, 2013. Police say Hunt was shot in the head at the end of a driveway next the motel. Hunt died a few days later.

The jury deliberated for about seven hours before agreeing on a verdict Friday afternoon.
Supporters of Hunt’s family held hands while awaiting the verdict. Floyd nervously rocked back and forth in his chair.

The clerk of the court announced that the jury had found Floyd not guilty of three charges: first-degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-man-dies-after-being-shot-in-the-head/article_3b7e651c-8524-58b6-924c-b98cba9a5f84.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/crime/acquittal-in-murder-case-stuns-victim-s-family/article_9b986546-87b7-11e4-a2fc-2fc8a9ec5135.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-man-arrested-in-connection-with-october-shooting-death-near/article_a60a9cc3-b17c-57db-aa93-f3da1cbf5831.html#omaha-man-23-arrested-in-connection-with-october-shooting-death-near-motel

http://www.ketv.com/news/police-make-arrest-in-rodney-hunt-homicide/23675684

http://www.ketv.com/news/man-shot-in-head-tuesday-dies/22394312

Killed – Andrea L. Kruger (Omaha, NE)

Andrea L. Kruger

Andrea Kruger, 33, was returning home early Wednesday from her bartending shift at the Deja Vu Lounge near 178th and Pacific Streets.

She was found, shot multiple times, in the middle of 168th Street near Fort Street about 2:15 a.m., said Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning.

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police are investigating Omaha’s latest homicide Monday.

Officers were called to a home near 18th and Clark streets around 7 a.m. after a man found a dead body outside his garage.

Authorities identified the victim as 22-year-old Curtis Bradford of Omaha.

Bobby Rogers, who found the body, told KETV NewsWatch 7 it looked like the person was shot in the back of the head.

Nikko Jenkins executed four Omahans in a wicked, 10-day spree in August.

Judge Peter Bataillon found Jenkins:

» Guilty of the Aug. 11 deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena. The two men had been lured to Spring Lake Park on the pretense of receiving sex acts from two of Jenkins’ female relatives. Jenkins shot both men in the head. Cajiga-Ruiz had been covering his face when he was shot — the bullet piercing his hand and exiting his brain.

» Guilty of the Aug. 19 death of the man Jenkins once described as “my little homie” — Curtis Bradford, once Jenkins’ fellow prisoner. Jenkins lured Bradford to the area of 18th and Clark Streets on the pretense that they would “do a lick,” or commit a robbery. After his sister, Erica, shot Bradford, Jenkins executed him, telling her she didn’t do it right, Kleine said.

» Guilty of the Aug. 21 death of Andrea Kruger, a mother of three who was driving home from her job at a bar to tend to a sick child. Jenkins and three relatives scouted out Kruger — looking for an SUV to steal so they could rob people in town for the Lil Wayne concert, Kleine said. They pulled in front of Kruger at a stop sign at 168th and Fort Streets — blocking her way so they could jump her. Jenkins pulled Kruger out of the driver’s side and shot her in the head, neck and back — killing her in the middle of the road. He then took off in her SUV, Kleine said.

Police have identified the second of two men found dead in a pickup truck over the weekend.

Twenty-six-year-old Juan Uribe-Pena was found dead just before 5 a.m. on August 11. Investigators have not yet said how he or the other victim, 29-year-old Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a “psychopath” and “one of the most dangerous people” the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four Omaha people last summer.

http://www.omaha.com/news/when-judge-asks-nikko-jenkins-says-i-killed-them/article_ef745590-686d-5871-bf75-c00c8c5019fe.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental/article_05abf57b-648a-5eae-938c-2429938e4771.html#court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental-illness

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=29508495&nid=481

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikko_Jenkins

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha-Police-Investigate-Double-Homicide-219178381.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/mom-convicted-of-being-accessory-in-omaha-slayings-by-son/article_90ac9657-d39a-5c47-9f45-e32474f47bc0.html?mode=jqm

http://www.ketv.com/news/second-victim-in-weekend-double-homicide-identified/21445390

http://www.ketv.com/news/Arrest-made-in-four-unsolved-Omaha-murders/21782292

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/04/16/man-found-guilty-in-4-omaha-shooting-deaths/

http://www.omaha.com/news/homicide-victim-s-mom-says-he-was-turning-his-life/article_eb3d859a-c814-5d50-bece-0e8e304ff671.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/apparent-death-investigation-underway-near-18th-and-clark-streets/21522764

http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-surfacing-in-nikko-jenkins-case/21790386

http://www.omaha.com/news/funeral-set-for-omaha-woman-shot-on-way-home/article_1be88613-0fc2-59ca-8801-5d9744e37fff.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/deer-slug-found-in-andrea-kruger-s-vehicle-was-key/article_e65cb963-d71c-504f-a936-b1b0b208fd5f.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-memory-of-Andrea-Kruger/412212645556818

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Andrea-Krugers-Murder-Was-Quick-and-Random-222445351.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/758248/Kruger-Andrea.php

Killed – Curtis Bradford (Omaha, NE)

Curtis Bradford

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police are investigating Omaha’s latest homicide Monday.

Officers were called to a home near 18th and Clark streets around 7 a.m. after a man found a dead body outside his garage.

Authorities identified the victim as 22-year-old Curtis Bradford of Omaha.

Bobby Rogers, who found the body, told KETV NewsWatch 7 it looked like the person was shot in the back of the head.

Nikko Jenkins executed four Omahans in a wicked, 10-day spree in August.

Judge Peter Bataillon found Jenkins:

» Guilty of the Aug. 11 deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena. The two men had been lured to Spring Lake Park on the pretense of receiving sex acts from two of Jenkins’ female relatives. Jenkins shot both men in the head. Cajiga-Ruiz had been covering his face when he was shot — the bullet piercing his hand and exiting his brain.

» Guilty of the Aug. 19 death of the man Jenkins once described as “my little homie” — Curtis Bradford, once Jenkins’ fellow prisoner. Jenkins lured Bradford to the area of 18th and Clark Streets on the pretense that they would “do a lick,” or commit a robbery. After his sister, Erica, shot Bradford, Jenkins executed him, telling her she didn’t do it right, Kleine said.

» Guilty of the Aug. 21 death of Andrea Kruger, a mother of three who was driving home from her job at a bar to tend to a sick child. Jenkins and three relatives scouted out Kruger — looking for an SUV to steal so they could rob people in town for the Lil Wayne concert, Kleine said. They pulled in front of Kruger at a stop sign at 168th and Fort Streets — blocking her way so they could jump her. Jenkins pulled Kruger out of the driver’s side and shot her in the head, neck and back — killing her in the middle of the road. He then took off in her SUV, Kleine said.

Police have identified the second of two men found dead in a pickup truck over the weekend.

Twenty-six-year-old Juan Uribe-Pena was found dead just before 5 a.m. on August 11. Investigators have not yet said how he or the other victim, 29-year-old Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a “psychopath” and “one of the most dangerous people” the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four Omaha people last summer.

Andrea Kruger, 33, was returning home early Wednesday from her bartending shift at the Deja Vu Lounge near 178th and Pacific Streets.

She was found, shot multiple times, in the middle of 168th Street near Fort Street about 2:15 a.m., said Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning.

http://www.omaha.com/news/when-judge-asks-nikko-jenkins-says-i-killed-them/article_ef745590-686d-5871-bf75-c00c8c5019fe.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental/article_05abf57b-648a-5eae-938c-2429938e4771.html#court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental-illness

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=29508495&nid=481

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikko_Jenkins

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha-Police-Investigate-Double-Homicide-219178381.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/mom-convicted-of-being-accessory-in-omaha-slayings-by-son/article_90ac9657-d39a-5c47-9f45-e32474f47bc0.html?mode=jqm

http://www.ketv.com/news/second-victim-in-weekend-double-homicide-identified/21445390

http://www.ketv.com/news/Arrest-made-in-four-unsolved-Omaha-murders/21782292

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/04/16/man-found-guilty-in-4-omaha-shooting-deaths/

http://www.omaha.com/news/homicide-victim-s-mom-says-he-was-turning-his-life/article_eb3d859a-c814-5d50-bece-0e8e304ff671.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/apparent-death-investigation-underway-near-18th-and-clark-streets/21522764

http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-surfacing-in-nikko-jenkins-case/21790386

http://www.omaha.com/news/funeral-set-for-omaha-woman-shot-on-way-home/article_1be88613-0fc2-59ca-8801-5d9744e37fff.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/deer-slug-found-in-andrea-kruger-s-vehicle-was-key/article_e65cb963-d71c-504f-a936-b1b0b208fd5f.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-memory-of-Andrea-Kruger/412212645556818

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Andrea-Krugers-Murder-Was-Quick-and-Random-222445351.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/758248/Kruger-Andrea.php

Double Murder – Killed – Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz (Omaha, NE)

Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz

Nikko Jenkins executed four Omahans in a wicked, 10-day spree in August.

Judge Peter Bataillon found Jenkins:

» Guilty of the Aug. 11 deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena. The two men had been lured to Spring Lake Park on the pretense of receiving sex acts from two of Jenkins’ female relatives. Jenkins shot both men in the head. Cajiga-Ruiz had been covering his face when he was shot — the bullet piercing his hand and exiting his brain.

» Guilty of the Aug. 19 death of the man Jenkins once described as “my little homie” — Curtis Bradford, once Jenkins’ fellow prisoner. Jenkins lured Bradford to the area of 18th and Clark Streets on the pretense that they would “do a lick,” or commit a robbery. After his sister, Erica, shot Bradford, Jenkins executed him, telling her she didn’t do it right, Kleine said.

» Guilty of the Aug. 21 death of Andrea Kruger, a mother of three who was driving home from her job at a bar to tend to a sick child. Jenkins and three relatives scouted out Kruger — looking for an SUV to steal so they could rob people in town for the Lil Wayne concert, Kleine said. They pulled in front of Kruger at a stop sign at 168th and Fort Streets — blocking her way so they could jump her. Jenkins pulled Kruger out of the driver’s side and shot her in the head, neck and back — killing her in the middle of the road. He then took off in her SUV, Kleine said.

Police have identified the second of two men found dead in a pickup truck over the weekend.

Twenty-six-year-old Juan Uribe-Pena was found dead just before 5 a.m. on August 11. Investigators have not yet said how he or the other victim, 29-year-old Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a “psychopath” and “one of the most dangerous people” the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four Omaha people last summer.

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police are investigating Omaha’s latest homicide Monday.

Officers were called to a home near 18th and Clark streets around 7 a.m. after a man found a dead body outside his garage.

Authorities identified the victim as 22-year-old Curtis Bradford of Omaha.

Bobby Rogers, who found the body, told KETV NewsWatch 7 it looked like the person was shot in the back of the head.

Andrea Kruger, 33, was returning home early Wednesday from her bartending shift at the Deja Vu Lounge near 178th and Pacific Streets.

She was found, shot multiple times, in the middle of 168th Street near Fort Street about 2:15 a.m., said Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning.

http://www.omaha.com/news/when-judge-asks-nikko-jenkins-says-i-killed-them/article_ef745590-686d-5871-bf75-c00c8c5019fe.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental/article_05abf57b-648a-5eae-938c-2429938e4771.html#court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental-illness

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=29508495&nid=481

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikko_Jenkins

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha-Police-Investigate-Double-Homicide-219178381.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/mom-convicted-of-being-accessory-in-omaha-slayings-by-son/article_90ac9657-d39a-5c47-9f45-e32474f47bc0.html?mode=jqm

http://www.ketv.com/news/second-victim-in-weekend-double-homicide-identified/21445390

http://www.ketv.com/news/Arrest-made-in-four-unsolved-Omaha-murders/21782292

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/04/16/man-found-guilty-in-4-omaha-shooting-deaths/

http://www.omaha.com/news/homicide-victim-s-mom-says-he-was-turning-his-life/article_eb3d859a-c814-5d50-bece-0e8e304ff671.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/apparent-death-investigation-underway-near-18th-and-clark-streets/21522764

http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-surfacing-in-nikko-jenkins-case/21790386

http://www.omaha.com/news/funeral-set-for-omaha-woman-shot-on-way-home/article_1be88613-0fc2-59ca-8801-5d9744e37fff.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/deer-slug-found-in-andrea-kruger-s-vehicle-was-key/article_e65cb963-d71c-504f-a936-b1b0b208fd5f.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-memory-of-Andrea-Kruger/412212645556818

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Andrea-Krugers-Murder-Was-Quick-and-Random-222445351.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/758248/Kruger-Andrea.php

Double Murder – Killed – Juan Uribe-Pena (Omaha, NE)

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Nikko Jenkins executed four Omahans in a wicked, 10-day spree in August.

Judge Peter Bataillon found Jenkins:

» Guilty of the Aug. 11 deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena. The two men had been lured to Spring Lake Park on the pretense of receiving sex acts from two of Jenkins’ female relatives. Jenkins shot both men in the head. Cajiga-Ruiz had been covering his face when he was shot — the bullet piercing his hand and exiting his brain.

» Guilty of the Aug. 19 death of the man Jenkins once described as “my little homie” — Curtis Bradford, once Jenkins’ fellow prisoner. Jenkins lured Bradford to the area of 18th and Clark Streets on the pretense that they would “do a lick,” or commit a robbery. After his sister, Erica, shot Bradford, Jenkins executed him, telling her she didn’t do it right, Kleine said.

» Guilty of the Aug. 21 death of Andrea Kruger, a mother of three who was driving home from her job at a bar to tend to a sick child. Jenkins and three relatives scouted out Kruger — looking for an SUV to steal so they could rob people in town for the Lil Wayne concert, Kleine said. They pulled in front of Kruger at a stop sign at 168th and Fort Streets — blocking her way so they could jump her. Jenkins pulled Kruger out of the driver’s side and shot her in the head, neck and back — killing her in the middle of the road. He then took off in her SUV, Kleine said.

Police have identified the second of two men found dead in a pickup truck over the weekend.

Twenty-six-year-old Juan Uribe-Pena was found dead just before 5 a.m. on August 11. Investigators have not yet said how he or the other victim, 29-year-old Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, died.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a “psychopath” and “one of the most dangerous people” the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four Omaha people last summer.

OMAHA, Neb. —Omaha police are investigating Omaha’s latest homicide Monday.

Officers were called to a home near 18th and Clark streets around 7 a.m. after a man found a dead body outside his garage.

Authorities identified the victim as 22-year-old Curtis Bradford of Omaha.

Bobby Rogers, who found the body, told KETV NewsWatch 7 it looked like the person was shot in the back of the head.

Andrea Kruger, 33, was returning home early Wednesday from her bartending shift at the Deja Vu Lounge near 178th and Pacific Streets.

She was found, shot multiple times, in the middle of 168th Street near Fort Street about 2:15 a.m., said Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning.

http://www.omaha.com/news/when-judge-asks-nikko-jenkins-says-i-killed-them/article_ef745590-686d-5871-bf75-c00c8c5019fe.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental/article_05abf57b-648a-5eae-938c-2429938e4771.html#court-records-portray-man-with-volatile-mix-of-violence-mental-illness

http://www.ksl.com/index.php?sid=29508495&nid=481

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikko_Jenkins

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Omaha-Police-Investigate-Double-Homicide-219178381.html

http://www.theindependent.com/news/state/mom-convicted-of-being-accessory-in-omaha-slayings-by-son/article_90ac9657-d39a-5c47-9f45-e32474f47bc0.html?mode=jqm

http://www.ketv.com/news/second-victim-in-weekend-double-homicide-identified/21445390

http://www.ketv.com/news/Arrest-made-in-four-unsolved-Omaha-murders/21782292

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/04/16/man-found-guilty-in-4-omaha-shooting-deaths/

http://www.omaha.com/news/homicide-victim-s-mom-says-he-was-turning-his-life/article_eb3d859a-c814-5d50-bece-0e8e304ff671.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/apparent-death-investigation-underway-near-18th-and-clark-streets/21522764

http://www.ketv.com/news/new-details-surfacing-in-nikko-jenkins-case/21790386

http://www.omaha.com/news/funeral-set-for-omaha-woman-shot-on-way-home/article_1be88613-0fc2-59ca-8801-5d9744e37fff.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/deer-slug-found-in-andrea-kruger-s-vehicle-was-key/article_e65cb963-d71c-504f-a936-b1b0b208fd5f.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/In-memory-of-Andrea-Kruger/412212645556818

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Andrea-Krugers-Murder-Was-Quick-and-Random-222445351.html

http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/758248/Kruger-Andrea.php

Killed – Craig Brown (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA, Neb. —One man was killed in a shooting near 45th Street and Larimore Avenue early Saturday morning.

Authorities with the Omaha Police Department said officers were in the area of 45th Street and Grand Avenue about 2:40 a.m. on an unrelated call when they heard gunshots.

The officers arrived at the scene to find 23-year-old Craig Brown on a sidewalk with an apparent gunshot wound.

Paramedics transported Brown to Nebraska Medical Center, where he died later.

http://www.ketv.com/news/1-dead-in-earlymorning-shooting/21413272

http://www.omaha.com/news/police-make-arrest-in-death-of-man-shot-in-head/article_8cfc08be-30bb-502f-9a01-6ac6db2ddfa8.html#23-year-old-dies-of-gunshot-related-injuries-in-north-omaha

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/dead-in-north-omaha-shooting-arrested/article_7de95bfe-b3ef-5f4b-ae15-f5972ade5eac.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Mother-Says-The-Killing-Must-Stop-219311761.html

http://dataomaha.com/homicides/2013

http://www.omaha.com/news/police-make-arrest-in-death-of-man-shot-in-head/article_8cfc08be-30bb-502f-9a01-6ac6db2ddfa8.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Omaha, NE)

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Omaha police have identified two men who were shot — one fatally — outside a north Omaha public housing complex early Thursday.

Antone Cooper, 23, was shot outside 3242 N. 26th Ave. just after midnight, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Forty-five minutes later, Deon Jackson, 34, arrived by private vehicle at Creighton University Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. Investigators later determined that Jackson was injured while in area where Cooper was slain. Jackson was expected to survive, police said.

Cooper’s body was found outside a home near 26th Avenue and Spencer Street on Aug. 8.

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-police-id-man-shot-dead-outside-housing-complex/article_d2e2a138-9176-5893-aa37-d640cef83f67.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/arrest-made-in-shooting-death-of-antone-cooper/21525028

http://www.ketv.com/news/authorities-investigate-shooting-at-26th-spencer/21381536

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Update-Arrest-Made-In-Antone-Cooper-Homicide-220202091.html

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/Man-Arrested-for-Death-of-Antone-Cooper-220213031.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Antone Cooper (Omaha, NE)

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Omaha police have identified two men who were shot — one fatally — outside a north Omaha public housing complex early Thursday.

Antone Cooper, 23, was shot outside 3242 N. 26th Ave. just after midnight, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Forty-five minutes later, Deon Jackson, 34, arrived by private vehicle at Creighton University Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound to his leg. Investigators later determined that Jackson was injured while in area where Cooper was slain. Jackson was expected to survive, police said.

Cooper’s body was found outside a home near 26th Avenue and Spencer Street on Aug. 8.

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-police-id-man-shot-dead-outside-housing-complex/article_d2e2a138-9176-5893-aa37-d640cef83f67.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/arrest-made-in-shooting-death-of-antone-cooper/21525028

http://www.ketv.com/news/authorities-investigate-shooting-at-26th-spencer/21381536

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Update-Arrest-Made-In-Antone-Cooper-Homicide-220202091.html

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/Man-Arrested-for-Death-of-Antone-Cooper-220213031.html

Double Shooting – Killed – Kevin F. McIntyre (Omaha, NE)

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Two Omaha brothers shot outside a party Sunday — including one fatally — are 28-year-old twins.

Police said Kevin F. McIntyre died shortly after being taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. His brother, Branden F. McIntyre, went to Creighton University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that police said was not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman for Creighton said Monday that Branden McIntyre was no longer a patient.

Double Shooting – Wounded – Man (Omaha, NE)

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Two Omaha brothers shot outside a party Sunday — including one fatally — are 28-year-old twins.

Police said Kevin F. McIntyre died shortly after being taken to the Nebraska Medical Center. His brother, Branden F. McIntyre, went to Creighton University Medical Center with a gunshot wound that police said was not thought to be life-threatening.

A spokeswoman for Creighton said Monday that Branden McIntyre was no longer a patient.

 

Killed – Jhonte Peters (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA — Omaha police have identified a man who was killed in a shooting overnight Sunday.

Jhonte Peters, 33, of Omaha, died from his injuries after officers found him in the street about 12:30 a.m. Monday. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Authorities said witnesses gave several different descriptions of the vehicle in which the gunman fled.

About 20 minutes later, police found a man who had been grazed by a bullet about three miles away.

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/omaha-police-identify-overnight-shooting-victims/article_2b3a5377-3cb8-5cf5-94ae-7e1ef6e7e4db.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/omaha-s-latest-homicide-victim-remembered-for-his-great-sense/article_89207cfe-4cc3-5333-a829-51447ad358dc.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Three-Shootings-In-One-Day–216533791.html

http://www.journalnow.com/obituaries/peters-jhonte/article_bdc0271e-1404-5eee-b573-bfe93138e8cb.html

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/-Omaha-Man-Dies-from-Early-Morning-Shooting-216457071.html

Killed – Boy – Lawson Walz (Battle Creek, NE)

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BATTLE CREEK, Neb. (AP) A northeast Nebraska family is mourning the death of a boy killed in an accidental shooting.  Lawson Miles Walz was just four days from his 7th birthday.  He died around noon on Saturday in his home in a rural Battle Creek area.

Services will be Wednesday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk with visitation Tuesday night.  An obituary for Lawson says he completed Kindergarten at St. John’s Lutheran School in Battle Creek.  It also says he was passionate about baseball, an eager outdoor lover and enthusiastic wrestler. This past year Lawson was proud to share with everyone his first place wresting trophies. Lawson treasured growing up on a farm where he could grow his sweet corn and actively participate in all things a farm boy loves.  Lawson shared his family’s passion of the outdoors by going camping, fishing and hunting at every opportunity. He was known for his constant and contagious smile and special knack for playing practical jokes. Lawson cherished every moment with his family, classmates, teammates and friends.

http://www.klkntv.com/story/22895589/young-boy-killed-in-accidental-shooting

http://www.ktiv.com/story/22900914/2013/07/22/update-county-attorney-six-year-old-battle-creek-ne-boy-accidentally-shot

http://norfolkdailynews.com/obituaries/lawson-walz/article_03cdb424-f2ed-11e2-857e-0019bb30f31a.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/year-old-battle-creek-boy-killed-in-accidental-shooting/article_c34011c7-7b92-54fa-9ab9-d9ff0a8a1c6c.html

http://www.106kix.com/news/services-set-for-victim-of-accidental-shooting/

http://www.tributes.com/show/Lawson-Miles-Walz-96157556

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/year-old-shooting-victim-id-d/article_97f2e4e1-40c5-5b40-a59d-98921a6350b8.html

Killed – Darnell P. Haynes (Omaha, NE)

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A man was fatally shot Sunday afternoon inside a red Jeep Cherokee parked outside a beauty supply store near 60th Street and Ames Avenue.

Police identified the victim as Darnell P. Haynes, 29.

Paramedics tried unsuccessfully to revive Haynes. They pronounced him dead at the scene.

Rescue workers were called to Mid-K Beauty Supply, near the southeast corner of the intersection, at 3:20 p.m. and found Haynes suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman.

Police believe the assailant ran from the parking lot.

OMAHA, Neb. —An 18-year-old was arrested and charged Friday in a summer shooting death.

http://www.omaha.com/news/dead-in-shooting-near-th-ames/article_0f931010-ba71-5917-b4c2-261c55a98237.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/teen-arrested-in-july-homicide/23595598

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/215459401.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Shooting-Death-Investigated-215450331.html

http://dataomaha.com/homicides/2013

Killed – William H. Braesch Jr. (Gretna, NE)

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Bail has been denied for a Sarpy County man accused of murdering his father.

Steven Braesch, Jr. appeared in Sarpy County court for the first time Tuesday morning. He was formally charged with first degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

He is expected back in court on August 12.

 

The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Department has arrested and charged a Gretna man with first degree murder for the death of his father.

Sixty-nine-year-old William Braesch Jr. was shot at a home near South 234th Street & West Angus Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov tells Channel 6 News a family argument led to gunfire.

Besides first degree murder, Braesch’s son, 40-year-old Steven Braesch was charged with use of a weapon to commit a felony.

An autopsy on William Braesch was set to be performed on Monday.

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Shooting-Results-From-Family-Dispute-215403541.html

http://www.omaha.com/news/suspect-in-custody-in-rural-sarpy-county-homicide/article_83a98b7c-c2b1-5a2d-8929-3178a3e0f6ba.html#suspect-in-custody-in-rural-sarpy-county-homicide

http://www.omaha.com/news/suspect-in-custody-in-rural-sarpy-county-homicide/article_83a98b7c-c2b1-5a2d-8929-3178a3e0f6ba.html

http://www.fox42kptm.com/story/22836940/sarpy-county-sheriff-investigating-gretna-shooting-death?clienttype=mobile

http://www.ketv.com/news/community-honors-hay-farmer-in-special-tribute/21021406

http://www.roedermortuary.com/lifestory/western/home.html?Year=2013&Month=7&Day=13&FirstName=William%20H.&LastName=%20Braesch,%20Jr.

 

Killed – Annette Plater (Omaha, NE)

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A woman was found shot dead early Saturday in a car parked under a light pole on an Omaha street a block from where she lived until recently.

The woman, Annette Plater, 46, had medical problems and other struggles, her sister said.

Plater is the 25th homicide victim in Omaha this year. Accounts offered by police and prosecutors suggested that four of those killings were justified.

Plater may have been seeking help when she was found in her car, a silver Chevrolet Impala, on Franklin Street between 31st and 32nd at 4 a.m., relatives said. She also may have been waiting for someone to let her inside her mother’s home, where she lived until recent weeks and still had belongings. Police found Plater slumped inside the car, whose driver’s side window was shattered. Its engine was running and its headlights were on.

A paramedic said she was dead. Shell casings were scattered nearby, police said.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130706/NEWS/130709793/1685

https://screen.yahoo.com/family-remembers-shooting-victims-life-042641902.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?pid=165788197

http://www.ketv.com/news/family-remembers-shooting-victims-life/20870998

Double Shooting – Killed – Timothy J. Howell (Omaha, NE)

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A 19-year-old man was fatally shot early Friday in north Omaha, police said.

Timothy J. Howell was found outside a house near 14th Street and Ames Avenue about 12:30 a.m. He was taken in extremely critical condition to Creighton University Medical Center, where he later died, police said.

Another man, Spencer Mason, 20, was also shot at that location at the same time, and walked into Creighton about two hours later. His injury is not life-threatening, police said.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130705/NEWS/130709828/1690

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/police-of-men-shot-in-omaha-dies/article_d9968ced-d9b9-5ca9-8d56-5f3c2d9c5eb5.html

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/omaha-police-identify-men-injured-in-shooting/article_6960a555-85cb-5494-96c7-458bc01a2744.html

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130705/NEWS/130709828

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130718/NEWS/130719254

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?n=timothy-j-howell&pid=165760322&fhid=7220

Double Shooting – Killed – Wardell Johnson (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police have identified a man killed and another man critically injured in a late-night shooting in north Omaha.

Police say officers found the men with gunshot wounds after 10 p.m. Saturday in a car that had crashed into others at a gas station. Police believe the driver crashed after being shot.

On Sunday, police said the man killed was 38-year-old Wardell Johnson and the man injured is Dantonio Crossley. Police are unsure of Crossley’s age.

http://kios.org/post/police-identify-victims-saturday-night-shooting-omaha

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140106/NEWS/140109386/1707

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130622/NEWS/130629895/1685/RK=0/RS=BNILUm6LKqq37YbhWwuHiADWb6U-

http://www.ketv.com/news/1-killed-1-hurt-in-overnight-shooting/20681246

Killed – Gary Bouzek (Wabash, NE)

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WABASH, Neb. —Authorities say a 61-year-old man has been fatally shot by his 36-year-old son while breaking into the son’s home in eastern Nebraska.

Cass County deputies were dispatched to the home in Wabash around 3:15 a.m. Sunday.

Deputies say Gary Bouzek was a transient and that he and his son, David Bouzek, were estranged.

http://www.ketv.com/news/son-fatally-shot-father-nebraska-authorities-say/20595574

http://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2013/06/17/son-shoots-and-kills-father-during-apparent-home-break-in/

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Self-Defense-Ruling-In-Fatal-Shooting-234075561.html

http://fremonttribune.com/cass-news/news/man-shot-in-wabash-residence/article_2bfe7343-1b85-5637-87c3-56a72ec0ee8b.html

http://www.kfor1240.com/pages/16609007.php?

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/sheriff-son-kills-father-on-father-s-day/article_cc8cdf40-90dc-53e7-b224-4391f74e06af.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3104763/posts

Double Murder – Killed – Male Teen – D’Marco Pope (Omaha, NE)

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The victims of a deadly shooting early Sunday have been identified.

Brendon Ford, 18, and D’Marco Pope, 17, were fatally shot about 1:30 a.m. at 2220 Saratoga St., where several people had gathered, police said.

One of the victims was found dead outside the house; the other was taken in critical condition to Creighton University Medical Center and was pronounced dead a short time later.

By late Sunday, police had not reported any arrests in connection with the deaths.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130616/NEWS/130619692/1685

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/211924651.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?pid=165421550

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?n=dmarco-pope&pid=166208941

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130616/NEWS/130619692

Double Murder – Killed – Brandon Ford (Omaha, NE)

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The victims of a deadly shooting early Sunday have been identified.

Brendon Ford, 18, and D’Marco Pope, 17, were fatally shot about 1:30 a.m. at 2220 Saratoga St., where several people had gathered, police said.

One of the victims was found dead outside the house; the other was taken in critical condition to Creighton University Medical Center and was pronounced dead a short time later.

By late Sunday, police had not reported any arrests in connection with the deaths.

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130616/NEWS/130619692/1685

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/211924651.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?pid=165421550

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?n=dmarco-pope&pid=166208941

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130616/NEWS/130619692

Mass Shooting – Jorge Abraham Zarazua-Rubio (Omaha, NE)

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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.

http://lexch.com/news/regional/no-violations-are-found-in-fatal-shooting-by-officer/article_262facfa-2134-11e3-b04a-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130615/NEWS/130619695

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130702/NEWS/707039881/1694

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/212610941.html

http://www.jrn.com/kmtv/news/213007441.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/high-concentration-of-meth-found-in-suspected-gunmans-system/20808850

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/nebraska/gunman-killed-by-omaha-police-had-meth-in-his-body/article_28959c01-a954-5108-b44c-d543b1fe7739.html

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Grand-Jury-to-Investigate-7-Deaths-in-Custody-219590691.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?pid=165367985

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/omaha/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=165399926

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/15/us/nebraska-violence/

http://www.omaha.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130615/NEWS/130619695

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Family-of-Tony-Vazzano-Speak-Out-After-Shooting-Rampage–211773511.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/retired-Omaha-police-officer-follows-crazed-gunman/20602600

Mass Shooting – Killed – Anthony Vazzano (Omaha, NE)

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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.

http://lexch.com/news/regional/no-violations-are-found-in-fatal-shooting-by-officer/article_262facfa-2134-11e3-b04a-001a4bcf887a.html

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http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Grand-Jury-to-Investigate-7-Deaths-in-Custody-219590691.html

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/15/us/nebraska-violence/

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http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Family-of-Tony-Vazzano-Speak-Out-After-Shooting-Rampage–211773511.html

http://www.ketv.com/news/retired-Omaha-police-officer-follows-crazed-gunman/20602600

Mass Shooting – Killed – Pascual Bautista-Raymundo (Omaha, NE)

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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.

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http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/Grand-Jury-to-Investigate-7-Deaths-in-Custody-219590691.html

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http://www.ketv.com/news/retired-Omaha-police-officer-follows-crazed-gunman/20602600

Double Shooting – Killed – Shane Christopher Newman (Lincoln, NE)

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On 6-15-2013, at 1:34 a.m., officers with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department were sent to 316 West Saunders Avenue on a report of gunshots. Upon arrival, officers found 38-year-old Shane Christopher Newman with injuries to his chest and both arms. He was transported to the hospital, where he subsequently died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Further investigation revealed that Shane Newman exchanged words with other party attendees at the West Saunders residence. A fight ensued in the front yard, at which time gunshots were heard. Four .45 caliber shell casings were located at the scene. Witnesses reported that 21-year-old Michael Alex Arellano was seen in possession of a handgun at the party. Approximately one hour after the shooting, Michael Arellano was contacted in front of his residence, 2900 Apple. During a search of the vehicle he arrived in, a .45 caliber handgun was located.

A second victim, 22-year-old Mohaned Alhaj, was also treated for injuries sustained during the argument. Mohaned Alhaj had been on the front porch of 316 West Saunders when he was struck by two bullets to his right leg. He has been released from the hospital.

Michael Arellano was arrested for Accessory to a Felony and lodged at the Lancaster County Jail. The Lancaster County Attorney’s Office will review the investigative reports to determine what specific charges to file. Michael Arellano is expected to appear in court early this week.

This is the first reported homicide in Lincoln in 2013.

http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/police/news13/arellano.htm

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130615/NEWS/706169934/1707

http://journalstar.com/news/local/dead-injured-in-shooting-suspect-in-custody/article_f356bf77-e2de-559f-b1f9-f8f57c8ba8ee.html

http://journalstar.com/news/local/911/shooting-victim-will-be-missed-family-says/article_c7e304d2-6deb-5502-95a0-4fe78ffee046.html

http://www.kfor1240.com/Deadly-Shootings-In-Lincoln-and-Omaha/16609141

http://lincoln.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Shane-Christopher-Newman-95996578

http://journalstar.com/lifestyles/announcements/obituaries/newman-shane-christopher/article_0784e73c-fc17-5cad-99af-f47fc3aab07a.html

Killed – Nathan D. Brokaw (Stromsburg, NE)

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A Nebraska man was killed Friday night in a wild chase and shootout with Nebraska State Troopers.

Nathan D. Brokaw, 28, of Brainard, was shot and killed after exchanging gunfire after a chase that ranged into three counties, Nebraska State Patrol spokeswoman Deb Collins said.

The uproar began early Friday evening, as the Nebraska State Patrol was watching Brokaw and another man, Joseph J. Pritchard, 31, of Stromsburg, at a home at 310 East Seventh in Stromsburg.

The men were wanted. Collins said Brokaw had warrant in Platte and Colfax Counties for terroristic threats and witness tampering. Pritchard was wanted for absconding parole.

Around 7 p.m., investigators saw the two men in a car parked in an alley behind the house. As they closed in on the car, it sped away through the yard.

Pritchard was thrown out of the passenger side door and arrested.

Two state patrol cars chased Brokaw through county roads in three counties — Polk, Butler and Seward, with Brokaw firing at troopers, Collins said.

Just north of the village of Bee, patrol cars converged and deliberatly rammed Brokaw’s car. His car ended up in the ditch on County Road 252 in Seward County. But even then Brokaw fired multiple rounds at troopers and they fired back, fatally wounding Brokaw.

During the early evening hours on Friday, May 10, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol were conducting surveillance on two males with active felony warrants at a residence in Stromsburg. Just before 8:00 p.m., investigators observed two males sitting in a car parked in an alley behind the residence. Investigators approached the vehicle at which time the vehicle accelerated through the yard, ejecting one male suspect, out of the passenger side of the vehicle. The suspect ejected from the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was taken into custody.

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http://www.northplattepost.com/2013/05/11/suspect-killed-in-shootout-with-ne-state-troopers-identified/

http://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/man-killed-by-troopers-had-served-time-for-assaulting-officers/article_b9b3ddf0-15a9-54df-9555-3d712d00fbfe.html

During the early evening hours on Friday, May 10, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol were conducting surveillance on two males with active felony warrants at a residence in Stromsburg. Just before 8:00 p.m., investigators observed two males sitting in a car parked in an alley behind the residence. Investigators approached the vehicle at which time the vehicle accelerated through the yard, ejecting one male suspect, out of the passenger side of the vehicle. The suspect ejected from the vehicle sustained minor injuries and was taken into custody.

Killed – Kenneth Gunia (Omaha, NE)

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Omaha police have identified the city’s latest homicide victim as 40-year-old Kenneth Gunia.

Gunia was shot in a parking lot, near 24th & Mason shortly before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. He was taken by paramedics to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he would later die from his injuries.

Omaha’s latest murder victim is 41 year old Kenneth Gunia. Omaha police were called to 24th and Mason at 10:20 Tuesday evening to investigate a shooting. When they arrived they found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. Gunia was rushed to the Nebraska Medical Center where he later died.

http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/One-Killed-In-Omaha-Shooting-203362651.html

http://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2013/04/17/41-year-old-omaha-man-killed-in-shooting/

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Killed – Jer’ray Moore (Omaha, NE)

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Police on Sunday identified the man shot to death Saturday afternoon as 23-year-old Jer’ray Moore of Omaha. Now his mother is trying to raise funds to give him a proper burial.

Moore was found outside an apartment complex in the Peony Park neighborhood near 83rd and Underwood shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday. He was taken to Alegent Creighton University Medical Center where he died of his injuries.

Omaha, NE — An Omaha man will spend at least three decades in prison for murdering a young man in the Peony Park neighborhood.

Tuesday, a judge sentenced Devaughn Griffin to 60-70 years in prison for 2nd Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.  He’ll serve 32 ½ years before he’s eligible for parole for murdering Jer’ray Moore in April 2013.

Moore was the oldest son in a family with more than a dozen siblings.  It’s a close family that now will never be whole again.

In November, griffin pleaded no contest to killing Moore at an apartment complex at 83rd & Underwood Ave.  Authorities found Moore shot in the stomach at the apartment complex he shared with his girlfriend.  Jer’ray later died at the hospital.

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Killed – Ricky Homan (Valentine, NE)

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A Valentine Police Officer shot and killed a suspect in a double shooting in Valentine Tuesday.

According to a press release from Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott, the officer responded to the report of a shooting at 230 Shore Street at 11:50 p.m. When the officer arrived on scene he shot and killed Alvin T. Clark, 47, of Valentine.

Clark is suspected of killing Ricky Homan, 54, of Valentine, and wounding John Malone, 76, of Valentine. Both men were shot, according to the press release.

Malone was transported to the Valentine Hospital and is in stable condition.

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Killed – Alvin T. Clark (Valentine, NE)

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A Valentine Police Officer shot and killed a suspect in a double shooting in Valentine Tuesday.

According to a press release from Cherry County Attorney Eric Scott, the officer responded to the report of a shooting at 230 Shore Street at 11:50 p.m. When the officer arrived on scene he shot and killed Alvin T. Clark, 47, of Valentine.

Clark is suspected of killing Ricky Homan, 54, of Valentine, and wounding John Malone, 76, of Valentine. Both men were shot, according to the press release.

Malone was transported to the Valentine Hospital and is in stable condition.

http://www.nptelegraph.com/breaking_news/two-men-dead-including-suspect-in-valentine-shooting/article_d97c6ffa-8bfc-11e2-9889-0019bb2963f4.html

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http://swtimes.com/obituaries/ricky-holman

Killed – Jason Welch (Omaha, NE)

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One man is in critical condition after an arrest attempt led to an officer-involved shooting Friday night at an Omaha Walgreens.

Killed – Willie E. Hill (Omaha, NE)

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One man was slain and another was seriously wounded when they were shot Tuesday on a north Omaha street. Omaha police found one of the men lying on 41st Street near Ames Avenue about 5:30 p.m., said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman. The man was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The dead man was Willie E. Hill, 31, Shade said. He was shot at least once in the abdomen, according to emergency dispatch reports. Xavier R. Goodes, 34, the other man wounded in the shooting, was in serious condition at Creighton University Medical Center, Shade said. Goodes was expected to survive, Shade said. He was driven to the hospital in a private vehicle.

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Killed – Jacquez L. Lewis (Omaha, NE)

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OMAHA — One person has died and three others have been injured in a shooting at an Omaha music venue.

Lt. Darci Tierney said in a news release that officers were near the Lothrop Social Hall at 11:47 p.m. Friday when shots were fired in the area.

Officers found two people with gunshot wounds inside the building. Those two were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, but 21-year-old Jacquez L. Lewis died of his injuries.

Two other victims went by private vehicle to Creighton University Medical Center. The news release said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police said one of the victims is a 14-year-old girl. Tierney said in the release the investigation is ongoing.

Killed – Donald Vizina (Sidney, NE)

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SIDNEY – A 28-year-old Sidney man died Sunday in an accidental shooting.

Schaub said Vizina had been at a friend’s home in the 1800 block of Third Street when the shooting occurred at 6:20 p.m. Sunday. The friend told authorities that he found Vizina in a bedroom with a firearm and that the friend immediately contacted 9-1-1 after a shot was fired. An autopsy has been conducted.

Preliminary findings of the autopsy are that Vizina died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His manner of death has been determined to be accidental, Schaub said.

Wounded – Man (Omaha, NE)

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Two suspects are being sought in a drive-by shooting Sunday morning that left a man with minor injuries.

Twenty-two-year-old Amar Saleh told police he was standing near a car at 29th and S streets in Omaha around 2 a.m. when a white sedan drove by and someone inside opened fire.

Saleh was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

http://www.wowt.com/news/headlines/Omaha-Police-Investigate-Drive-By-Shooting-185806132.html?ref=132

Killed – Tyree Bell (Omaha, NE)

http://www.omaha.com/article/20130101/NEWS/130109986/1685

An Omaha man was mentally ill and suicidal when he pointed two guns at police from his front porch, prompting four officers to open fire in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that one of the man’s guns turned out to be a pellet gun; the other was unloaded. But police couldn’t determine that until Tyree Bell, 31, had been killed in the Police Department’s second officer-involved shooting in five weeks.

The standoff at 3727 N. 42nd St. began at 4:11 a.m. Tuesday with Bell holed up in the house with his girlfriend and twin 3-year-olds. The children’s mother escaped as officers arrived to investigate a domestic disturbance involving an armed person. Bell later let his daughter run to the safety of officers who surrounded the house.

After nearly two hours of negotiating, an armed Bell emerged from the house – his son in his arms to serve as a human shield.

The officers who fired at Bell were Douglas Arrick, 31; Carl Hanson, 36; Chithauta Hester, 29; and Alan Peatrowsky, 35. They are on paid leave pending an investigation of Bell’s death, which is standard policy when police shoot someone.

http://nebraskaradionetwork.com/2013/01/02/omaha-man-dead-in-officer-involved-shooting/

Wounded – Man (Omaha, NE)

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Police are investigating two shootings in north Omaha on Tuesday morning.

Around 5:20 a.m., officers were called to the area of 18th and Spencer Streets, where they found a person with an apparent gunshot wound, according to a department press release.

The victim, Roderick Bass, 30, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

Another man, Courtney D. Browder, 41, was hit by gunfire, but he’s expected to survive his injury.

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