Omaha Police make arrest after shooting death at storage facility

OPD said shooting started inside and continued into parking lot
Omaha Police are investigating a homicide outside an Omaha moving company Thursday morning.
Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 8:41 AM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2023 at 5:46 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police released the name of the man shot and killed near a storage facility Thursday morning.

Rodney Hart-Owens, 24, an employee at All My Sons Moving and Storage, located near 87th and F streets, was found shot dead near the business by officers responding to reports of a shooting there at 7:29 a.m.

Rodney Hart-Owens
Rodney Hart-Owens(Omaha Police Dept.)

“The call details stated that the shooting started inside the business, then continued outside into the parking lot,” OPD Officer Chris Gordon told 6 News. “When Omaha Police officers arrived, they located a male deceased in the parking lot in front of the business.”

Officers took Octavian Sanderson, 26, into custody as a person of interest, and later booked him on charges of first-degree murder, two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, terroristic threats, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and tampering with evidence.

Octavian Sanderson
Octavian Sanderson(Omaha Police Dept.)

Several blocks of F Street in front of the business were shut down for around five hours.

6 News talked to several people at Phoenix Pools and Spas who witnessed at least part of the incident. They said they heard two popping sounds, followed by a pause and several more pops before seeing several people—including at least one All My Sons employee—running through the area.

Omaha Police have arrested a man and identified the victim in Thursday morning's homicide.

Police said it appears to be an isolated incident, and that there was no ongoing threat to the public.

Reporters Taylor Johnson and Joe Harris and Digital Director Gina Dvorak contributed to this report.