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On May 20, 2015, Omaha police were attempting to locate and arrest a suspect who had a felony warrant for 1st Degree Assault as a result of a shooting investigation. An Omaha Police Sergeant and two officers confronted the suspect. Gunshots were exchanged between the suspect and the officers. At this time, Officer Kerrie Orozco was struck by gunfire. The officer and the suspect were both transported to CHI Hospital. Officer Orozco was pronounced dead at the hospital. The suspect has been identified as 26-year old Marcus D. Wheeler. Wheeler was pronounced dead at the hospital. His next of kin has been notified. Wheeler is a convicted felon and also a known gang member.
On May 20, 2015, Omaha police were attempting to locate and arrest a suspect who had a felony warrant for 1st Degree Assault as a result of a shooting investigation. An Omaha Police Sergeant and two officers confronted the suspect. Gunshots were exchanged between the suspect and the officers. At this time, Officer Kerrie Orozco was struck by gunfire. The officer and the suspect were both transported to CHI Hospital. Officer Orozco was pronounced dead at the hospital. The suspect has been identified as 26-year old Marcus D. Wheeler. Wheeler was pronounced dead at the hospital. His next of kin has been notified. Wheeler is a convicted felon and also a known gang member.

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