Accused Carjacker Appears In Court

OMAHA An accused carjacker appeared in court for the first time since his arrest on Wednesday.

40-year-old Omar Burhan, also known as "Earl Rahn," was arraigned Friday morning. Burhan faces three charges stemming from a carjacking that led to a shooting, those charges include: robbery, use of a firearm to commit a felony and unlawful possession of a firearm.

A preliminary hearing was set for September, 2015.

Investigators say that Burhan met the victim, 36-year-old Elizabeth Albrecht, near South 42nd and Grover. The two knew each other, and got into the car to drive off. Police say that they only made it a few blocks to 38th and Grover when Burhan pulled out a gun and demanded Albrecht's purse. Albrecht was shot in her leg and wrist.

Burhan's bond was set at $250,000. The judge told him he is not allowed to have contact with the victim.

During court WOWT 6 News learned that Burhan works for a graphic design company on a free-lance basis.


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