EXCLUSIVE: Security company releases body camera footage from Omaha deadly shooting

Published: Jul. 5, 2021 at 10:50 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The site where a 19-year-old was fatally shot Sunday in north Omaha was filled with her family and friends Monday. While police search for the suspect, first-responders say more could’ve been done to keep her alive.

In the bodycam footage, more than 20 gunshots ring out, bullets flying near 24th and Lake streets.

“She ain’t involved in no gang-related anything. Like, she was really out here just trying to have a good time,” said Jazsmine Washington’s friend, Terriona Mountian.

Washington’s friends said July 4th should’ve been a regular night for all of them, but they believe she was caught in the crossfire of a gang shootout.

The family just want Jazsmine back.

“You had an awesome plan for her life Lord, and we thank you.”

Religious leaders and other community members embraced Jazsmine’s family Monday as they stood just feet away from where she lost her life.

“What I found disturbing was that Omaha Fire and Rescue decided to wait to assist with us in CPR,” Security Guard Treshawn Abram said.

Abram runs a private security company. He and his officers were handling crowd control for a local bar and were the first to rush over to Washington when she was shot.

Abram said an OPD Sergeant was on the scene a minute afterward, but that OFD took too long to deliver the help Washington needed.

At 9 minutes and 53 seconds, Abram tells Omaha Fire and Rescue that Jazsmine’s arm is broken and she needs a neck brace. You hear OFD asking for clarification and then hesitate.

“One of them made a comment that said, ‘Let’s do this right; we’re on camera,’ ” Abram said.

Abram’s bodycam video ends at 15 minutes, and he says Washintgon’s ambulance was still on the scene for at least four minutes after it ended, totaling almost 20 minutes from the time she was shot to the time she was taken to the hospital.

“Downtown, you see police at every corner. Over here, we see police wait two, three blocks away when fights break out as if they’ve been there, when in fact, my security are the first-responders,” Abram said.

“(Jazsmine) was just a loving person, she was caring, she was helpful,” Terriona said.

6 News left messages for Omaha Police and Omaha Fire and Rescue for a comment about rescue protocol but has not yet received a response.

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