Grieving mother looking for answers, police looking for tips on homicide

BELLEVUE, Neb. (WOWT) - The murder of a Bellevue man remains unsolved and police are offering a reward for tips that lead to an arrest.

Brian Faeller was shot in his apartment around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night shortly after opening the door.

Bellevue investigators are looking for the person who fired a single shot with a handgun. They're also looking for a motive.

Faeller was on probation for driving a car involved in a drive-by shooting two years ago, but his mother doubts that the motive.

"No matter what anybody says, he's still an amazing man who would give the shirt off his back," Michelle Bridger said.

She believes something else must have led to his murder.

"I just want peace, peace of mind. I want closure. I want to know why," Bridger said.

Bellevue police hope the answers will come from a tip.

"There's been a lot of chatter on social media with speculation on who may have done this, things we followed up on, but we're looking for more concrete information," Capt. Tim Melvin said.

Bridger said she thinks her son may not have been the victim of a random act.

"He associated with the wrong people. I truly believe that," she said.

According to his mother, Faeller didn't have a weapon and followed the rules of his probation.

"He was completely changing his life around. He wanted to do right by me and make me proud of him," Bridger said.

A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the homicide. Call Bellevue police or Sarpy County Crime Stoppers at 402-592-STOP with any information.