Friday, May 22, 2015

UPDATE: Female Police Officer Murdered By Gang Member

OMAHA — Officer Kerrie Orozko, 29 was killed in the line of duty Wednesday. She was a wife, mother, and seven year veteran of the department. She was a member of the fugitive task force. “They go after the worst of the worst,” the police chief said.
“She’s a tremendous officer and even better person,” the Chief added. The Officer had a baby just months ago. Thebaby was born premature and was set to go home tomorrow.
The suspect, Marcus Wheeler, was also shot and killed. He was a known gang member. Officer Orozko was attempting to serve an arrest warrant on the suspect.
UPDATE: Deputy Police Chief says the Officer was shot while executing a felony arrest warrant. CPR was in progress almost immediately. Police say they will put out a press release soon with more details.
MORE: A female task force member has been shot at a scene near North 30th Street and Martin Ave., according to local reports. The suspect was also shot. The Officer is listed as extremely critical. A police chief told WOWT it looks “very bad.”
Around 1:15 p.m., one rescue squad reported that a 30-year-old man had been shot in the left side of the chest and that CPR was being performed.

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