Omaha Police arrest suspect in double homicide

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- A man was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the shooting death of two people in a Northeast Omaha home, Omaha Police reported.

Nylr Kuek, 20, was booked into Douglas County Corrections on two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of the use of a weapon to commit a felony, and a count of gun by a prohibited person.

Michael Sykora, 57, and Tracy Atkins, 50, were found dead by officers investigating a call made at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday at a residence in the 6900 block of Northridge Drive.

Neighbors in the area said police started knocking on doors around 1 a.m. asking whether anyone had information.

"Our neighborhood is a little more subdued and quiet," neighbor Christopher Philip said. "The worst that we'll have in an occasional domestic despite or we'll have speeders coming through. That's really the only reason you'll see police in the neighborhood."

Others who live in the area said people would be in and out of the house at all hours of the day, and police had come to the house before.

"It is a little disconcerting, that is true. 'Cause like I said, we picked this neighborhood because it was so quiet when we were buying our house three years ago," Philip said.

The Omaha Police Department is asking the public for help as the investigation continues.

"That might help us get the ball rolling. You know, any information even if somebody thinks it's a little amount of information it could still help our case," Officer Michael Pecha said.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call OPD's homicide unit at 402-444-5656; or contact Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP or omahacrimestoppers.org. Tips leading to the identification and arrest of a homicide suspect are eligible for a $25,000 reward.


Correction: Due to a source error, the age of one of the victims was incorrect in a previous version of this story.