Mon June 17, 2013
Four dead, two injured after separate shootings in Omaha
Omaha Police are investigating two separate weekend shootings that left four people dead and two injured.
The first shootings happened Saturday afternoon in south Omaha. Police say Aaron Anderson was shot at a south Omaha apartment by a Hispanic man, who then left the scene. Anderson is in critical condition. Police say Anderson and the suspect knew each other.
After the suspect left the scene, he shot three more people in south Omaha, apparently at random. One of those victims, Angel Cabrera, is also in critical condition. Two others, Pascual Bautista-Raymundo and Anthony Vazzaro, were killed. Witnesses followed the suspect, who fled on foot.
Officer Coral Walker, who was dispatched to the scene, encountered the suspect at Dahlman and F Streets. Authorities say the suspect pointed a gun at Walker, and the two exchanged gunfire. The suspect was killed. According to police, 45 caliber shells were found at the shooting scenes.
Officer Walker is on administrative leave, which is common when there’s an officer-involved shooting. Police Chief Todd Schmaderer says the actions of Officer Walker and witnesses saved lives. An autopsy is scheduled for today.
Early Sunday morning, officers responded to a home at 22nd and Saratoga Streets after a ShotSpotter report of gunfire. Police found Brendon Ford and DMarco Pope at the scene with gunshot wounds. Ford and Pope died of their injuries.
Anyone with information on Sunday morning’s shootings is urged to call Omaha Crimestoppers at 402-444-STOP.