A former Omaha man returned to town Thursday to put his son to rest and try to find answers to questions about his one-time home.
Tielor Williams was murdered. His father, Wayne Willians, said, “Today was very difficult. I got to go view my son and it’s been very difficult. This is not the circumstances I wanted to come back to in Omaha.”
Wayne left Omaha 10 years ago. He now makes his home in Las Vegas and he’s back in town because someone shot and killed his 18-year-old son. Williams can’t believe how much the City of Omaha has changed.
Police do have a suspect in the homicide. He's 21-year-old Dennis Brewer. The father of the victim wants to thank police for all their hard work as they continue to sort out what happed to his son.
Tielor moved back to Omaha just last November. Now he’s gone and it doesn’t make sense to Wayne who said, “There’s nothing that important that you need to go kill somebody.
Joshua Schmitt was with Tielor the night he was shot and killed in Gallagher Park. Schmitt was injured in the gunfire and he’s still trying to figure out how all of this happened.
Schmitt said, "I had to watch him die right there in front of me and not know why we had to be the victims of something that we were never involved in. With people we don't even know. At all. Like, literally. Don't even know. And we're involved in something we have no idea what the hell was happening."
Tielor's father has discovered that his son had many friends. He's also discovered a warm and caring community that has come together to support him but he says Omaha isn’t the Omaha it used to be.
“The community needs to come together and figure out what’s going on here because this really used to be a really good place to live and I don’t feel that way anymore. I haven’t felt that way in a while. I hear about homicides here all the time. I don’t understand. This used to feel safe here.”
Mr. Williams plans to be in town for some of the court proceedings, perhaps finding some answers to his questions.