Omaha police say they are getting closer to identifying the gunman who killed two people and critically wounded two others in a shooting spree in South Omaha.
The shooter, who was killed Saturday in a gunbattle with a police officer, didn't have identification on him. Also, his fingerprints have not matched records in computer databases used by police.
However, police are optimistic. “We are making progress,” Lt. Darci Tierney, an Omaha police spokeswoman, said Wednesday.
The man is known for now by authorities as KK Doe.
Tierney said the .45-caliber handgun the shooter used was not registered, nor had it been reported stolen.
Police believe he knew only one of his victims, and they are trying to determine the gunman's motive.
Tierney said investigators are still looking for another man who went with the shooter to 3104 Hascall St., where the first shooting took place.
The men showed up about 2 p.m. Saturday at the door of a man police said was familiar to both — Aaron Anderson, 31.
Moments later, Anderson lay bleeding in the hallway of the apartment building, shot once in the head and once in the chest.
A neighbor called 911, a woman screaming in the background.
Anderson is at Creighton University Medical Center. His condition has not been released.
Tierney said that after Anderson was shot, the gunman took off on foot. The second man, whom Tierney referred to as a witness, left in a car. Investigators have yet to locate the car, a 1995 Ford Thunderbird with Iowa license plate BBH-574.
The gunman walked through South Omaha neighborhoods for 30 minutes, covering more than a mile.
About 20 minutes after Anderson was shot, Angel Cabrera, 46, was wounded at 3901 S. 33rd St. He reportedly was shot in the head and taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was expected to survive.
Pascual Bautista-Raymundo, 25, was shot a few minutes later at 3309 E St. He was found in an alley, wounded multiple times in the neck. He died at Creighton.
Shortly after Bautista-Raymundo was shot, Anthony Vazzano, 25, was shot while mowing a lawn near 34th and F Streets. He also died at the hospital.
Police Chief Todd Schmaderer has said “other innocent lives would have been lost” had Officer Coral Walker not fatally shot the gunman along Dahlman Avenue south of F Street.
The gunman, who had two loaded magazines on him, was hit multiple times.
Walker, who has been on the force for 13 years, was not injured. He is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure in officer-involved shootings.