A woman was found shot dead early Saturday in a car parked under a light pole on an Omaha street a block from where she lived until recently.
The woman, Annette Plater, 46, had medical problems and other struggles, her sister said.
“She ain't got to hurt no more,” said Delena Winston, 42, of the Chicago area.
Plater is the 25th homicide victim in Omaha this year. Accounts offered by police and prosecutors suggested that four of those killings were justified.
Plater may have been seeking help when she was found in her car, a silver Chevrolet Impala, on Franklin Street between 31st and 32nd at 4 a.m., relatives said. She also may have been waiting for someone to let her inside her mother's home, where she lived until recent weeks and still had belongings. Police found Plater slumped inside the car, whose driver's side window was shattered. Its engine was running and its headlights were on.
A paramedic said she was dead. Shell casings were scattered nearby, police said.
Plater was not working at the time of her death. She had recently started to receive disability government assistance and had previously worked for Qwest, the telecommunications company, her mother said.
Police urged anyone with information on the killing to call Crime Stoppers at 444-7867.