A Nebraska man opened fire Wednesday on officers who were trying to arrest him for a previous shooting, prompting police to return gunfire in a shootout that left one officer and the suspect dead, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said.
Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, died at Creighton University Medical Center shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting, Schmaderer said at a news conference. Schmaderer said the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, also died at the hospital.
Kerrie Orozco coached baseball at an Omaha Boys and Girls Club, was a Special Olympics volunteer and served as president of the Police Officers’ Ball to benefit the Special Olympics, the chief said. She also took in rescue dogs and was a Girl Scout mentor.
Here was a good person who went to work in the morning never to return to her family. Killed by a common, no good thug, a drain on society. There won’t be 24-hour coverage by the national media like that criminal Michael Brown and President Obama won’t send someone to her funeral.
So very sad. If he was going for a suicide by cop all he had to do was point the gun at them. He killed a great police officer and a wonderful person to Society.
My heart goes out to her family. He robbed her children of an awesome mother. Her husband of a beautiful wife inside and out. So unfortunate that she was lost before this psycho was down.
Our Country could win a War against anyone and these criminals think they can beat the system somehow? All these idiots do is make the world a worst place for those of us who are doing our best to live happy and productive lives.
They will not win though. There is comfort in that.
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