29 Year Old Police Officer Kerrie Orozco Killed in the Line of Duty by Marcus D. Wheeler, a 26 Year Old Black Male, in Omaha, NE … RIP
Black on White Police officer crime …
29 year old Omaha’s police officer Kerrie Orozco, a 7 year veteran of the police force, has died at Creighton Medical Center following a shooting in Omaha, NE. Officer Orozco was a part of the Omaha Police Department’s fugitive unit who were attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant. The suspect was also shot and killed after a confrontation at North 30th Street and Martin Avenue just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. The suspect was also shot and killed. According to the Omaha Police Department, Marcus D. Wheeler was a convicted felon and a known gang member.
The slain officer was identified as 7-year veteran Kerrie Orozco, 29.
According to Schmaderer, Orozco and other officers with the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force were conducting surveillance on a shooting suspect in the area of Martin Avenue and Read Street just before 1 p.m. Wednesday. The fugitive officers were attempting to locate and arrest Marcus D. Wheeler, 26, who had a felony warrant for first-degree assault as a result of a shooting investigation.
Officers spotted Wheeler in front of a home off nearby Vane Street.
Schmaderer said Wheeler fired several shots at officers and then fled toward a home on Martin Avenue.
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Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts
Susanne and I send our prayers and deepest sympathies to the family and colleagues of Officer Orozco. Today’s tragic news is devastating to the law enforcement community and all Nebraskans. We must all ensure that Officer Orozco’s sacrifice will never be forgotten.