OMAHA, Nebraska – The Omaha Police Department has revealed the identities of the two officers involved in a fatal shooting that occurred over the weekend. Capt. Jay Leavitt and Officer Robert Soldo were identified as the off-duty officers involved in the shooting that resulted in the deaths of 28-year-old Jonathan Hernandez-Rosales and 26-year-old Fernando Rodriguez-Juarez.
The shooting took place in an alleyway near 32nd and L Street on Saturday night and happened as a result of a disturbance over a firearm, according to Omaha Police. Both Hernandez-Rosales and Rodriguez-Juarez were in an SUV when they were hit by gunfire from the officers. They were transported to the hospital and pronounced deceased soon after.
In a press release on Monday, the Omaha Police Department appealed to anyone who was at the Extasis Night Club when the shooting occurred to come forward as a witness. The department believes that many witnesses left the scene without speaking to officers and is seeking their valuable information to aid in the investigation.
Further details regarding the incident will be provided by the Omaha Police Department in a press conference scheduled for Thursday at 1 p.m.
This tragic event has sparked reaction and concern from the South Omaha community, with many expressing their shock and dismay over the fatal shooting. The police department’s efforts to gather witness accounts and information reflect their commitment to conducting a thorough and transparent investigation into the incident.
As the community awaits further details from the police department, questions and concerns remain regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting and the impact it will have on the community as a whole. The identity of the victims and the officers involved has also brought the issue of police accountability and transparency to the forefront, sparking discussions about the need for greater oversight and scrutiny of police actions.