Two men are being held in connection with the murder of an Omaha man and the wounding of another man Saturday morning.
Police responded to a reported crowd disturbance on Harney Street near 16th around 3:30 a.m. When officers arrived, shots rang out and 34-year-old Matthew Voss and 38-year-old Antonio Washington, both of Omaha, were wounded. Both men were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center where Voss died.
Twenty-four-year-old Tillman Henderson was booked for being a felon in possession of a handgun, among other charges, and 31-year-old James Garrett was booked as an accessory to a felony.
An SUV was towed from 16th Street hours after the shooting. Several streets were blocked off for hours as police searched for evidence.
“I think it's terrible, I think it's crazy that people come up and try to shoot people,” said Jean Rutten of Omaha, among those who gathered later to see yellow crime scene tape blocking the area. “It makes me feel bad, it makes me feel bad for the family, I feel so bad for them. And I think it's so wrong."
Another shooting happened at the same location more than five years ago when the storefront was a coffee shop. Authorities aren't saying what sort of altercation led up the gunfire.
“I don't understand it,” said Rutten. “I hope they catch him."
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 402-444-7867.
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