Posted May 10, 2012
Omaha Police have identified a suspect who may have shot a good Samaritan last week. The victim, 30-year-old Dallas Waters, was shot in the leg while helping a girl who was being bullied by two teenagers.
The problem for police now is where to find the suspect, identified as Todd Foster.
As is turns out, the suspect is not a teenager but a 21-year-old man. Foster is wanted for first degree assault, attempted first degree assault, and two counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Police believe Foster is hiding out in Omaha with the help of others.
Foster has a criminal record and is considered armed and dangerous. Police caution anyone not to make contact with him. If you see him, call 911 or call police at (402) 444-7867. A tip that leads to his arrest could be worth up to a $1,000 reward.
Police say an Omaha man who came to the aid of a student near Monroe Middle School was shot Thursday morning.
Thirty-year-old Dallas Waters told police while driving at 51st and Bedford just before 11:30 a.m. he noticed two teenaged boys pushing a school-aged girl on the sidewalk. Waters said he stopped his car and got out to intervene when the older of the two suspects opened fire, striking him in the calf.
Waters was treated for his wound and released from the hospital. One of the rounds struck the side of Monroe Middle School. The impact did not damage the school or penetrate the interior of the building itself.
Chrystine Harrison heard the gunshots. She said the sound of gunfire is nothing new in the neighborhood. Her home has a bullet hole from a previous shooting. “Just the four or five shots, ran and closed the door of course, scared, didn’t know if it was right in our yard. It sounded like it was right in the yard, that's how loud it was.”
Omaha Public Schools placed Benson High School, Monroe Middle School and Fontenelle Elementary on lockdown for a time while officers searched the area for the suspects.
Police surrounded a home near 44th Avenue and Pinkney with guns drawn and eventually went inside, but did not find any suspects.