Omaha Public Radio News
Wed April 6, 2011
Two shooting incidents leave one dead, three injured
By Katie Knapp Schubert
Omaha, NE – Omaha Police are investigating two shooting incidents that happened about four hours apart Wednesday.
Police do not believe the shootings are related. The first happened at 11:30 AM at 3rd and Cedar Streets. Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies were serving a warrant for probation violation to 37-year-old David Cermak. A struggle ensued and Cermak exchanged gunfire with deputies. He was killed and two sheriff's deputies were injured.
Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning says 39-year-old Deputy Tom Flynn, a 15-year veteran of the department, was taken to Creighton University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the torso. Flynn is in stable condition. Another Douglas County deputy at the scene, 37-year-old David Heins, was bitten on the arm and leg by a K9 dog. Heins was treated at Nebraska Medical Center and released. Heins is a 12-year veteran of the Sheriff's Department.
Meanwhile, Omaha Police have identified the victim and suspect in Wednesday afternoon's shooting inside Creighton University Medical Center.
Police responded to CUMC just after 3:30 PM for a report of a shooting in the front lobby. Officers found 30-year-old Otis Holford of Omaha in the lobby with a gunshot wound. He's in stable condition at CUMC and his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
26-year-old Anthony Green Junior was arrested a short time later in connection with the shooting. Green is charged with first degree felony assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and felon in possession of a weapon.
Police say Green was apprehended quickly because of the law enforcement presence at the hospital following the shooting at 3rd and Cedar Streets.