Man arrested in connection with four homicides last month in Omaha

Sep 4, 2013

Omaha Police have arrested 26-year-old Nikko Jenkins in connection with four homicides in the city last month.

Nikko Jenkins
Credit Omaha Police Department

Jenkins is charged with four counts of first-degree murder and four counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony. Police say he shot and killed 33-year-old Andrea Kruger August 21st in northwest Omaha.

Jenkins is also charged in connection with the deaths of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz and Juan Uribe-Pena on August 11, and Curtis Bradford on August 19.

Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer called Jenkins an “indiscriminate killer” whose alleged murders crossed racial, gender, and city boundaries.

"As the Omaha Police Department was investigating the double homicide of Ruiz and Pena, and the Bradford murder, similarities started to emerge between the two crime scenes by way of ballistic evidence. After the fourth murder, of Andrea Kruger, Crimestopper tips started to come in, and the Omaha Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Department started working together, as we felt the same suspect, Nikko Jenkins, was responsible for all four murders."

The departments tracked Jenkins down on a warrant for making terroristic threats. Chief Schmaderer says Jenkins knew Curtis Bradford, but the other killings may have been random. He wouldn’t discuss a possible motive for the murders.

Schmaderer says Jenkins was a “rare killer,” and authorities were afraid he would kill again. Jenkins was released from prison two weeks before the killings of Ruiz and Pena.