Law enforcement officials with the Omaha Police Department announced on Dec. 9 that they arrested a man suspected of shooting three people on Nov. 29. According to reports, the shooting occurred at a West Omaha bar called the Rehab Bar around 1 a.m. on Nov. 29.
Initial reports indicated that upon being dispatched to the bar, officers found two gunshot victims. Those victims, a 26-year-old man and a 23-year-old man, were both transported by medical personnel to CHI Creighton. Both were reportedly in critical condition. Shortly afterward, a third victim, a 26-year-old man, arrived in a private vehicle at CHI Bergan. From there, he was also transported to CHI Creigthon for treatment of gunshot wounds.
Police suspect a 21-year-old man in the shooting. Officers with the Metro Fugitive Task Force arrested the man and took him into custody on three counts of first-degree assault for his alleged role in the shooting. Officers did not say what evidence led them to the man. They indicated that he was arrested without incident. He remains in custody at this time.
People charged with violent crimes potentially face very lengthy prison sentences if they are convicted. However, not everyone facing charges is guilty. People who are charged have a right to a defense against such allegations and may benefit by seeking help from a criminal defense attorney. An attorney may review the reports and evidence concerning the defendant’s case in order to determine the best approach to a defense. He or she may be able to identify potential constitutional infirmities in the case and also may be able to negotiate a lesser plea.
Source: KMTV Action News 3, “Shooting at West Omaha bar,” Rebekah Rae, Nov. 29, 2014
Source: KMTV, “Arrest made in shooting at west Omaha bar that injured 3“, Marjorie Sturgeon, December 09, 2014