A family mourns the death of a loving...

Posted at 3:32 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 19:09:49-04

“He loved his family, he loved his brothers and he loved to ride,” said Vic’s wife, Kris Beatty.

On Saturday night around 10:45, someone shot and killed 47-year-old Allen McReynolds of Waterloo, IA and 52-year-old Vic Beatty of Omaha near 24th and Franklin Streets. 

"When my husband got shot his last words were, call my wife and he said tell her I'm sorry and I love her,” said Kris Beatty.

Beatty adored his wife Kris and his family.  He was a decorated veteran who served in the Air Force for 24 years.  Beatty also enjoyed power lifting and was an avid motorcycle rider.  His brother-in-law Andrew Smith says even though he was shy, Vic had the kindest heart. 

“He was somebody you can always count on.  Even though he may be quiet at times, he was very easy to make blush which showed a good heart behind a big body,” said Andrew Smith.

The Beatty family is trying to figure out how something so bad could happen to such a great man.

“He's helped a lot of people and touched a lot of lives.  I’m always going to miss him,” said his son Ben Cardenas. 

No one has been arrested for the deaths of Beatty and McReynolds.  Police are asking the public for their help.  Beatty’s wife believes justice will be served. 

“They'll get theirs, it will come around,” said Kris Beatty.

A GoFundMe page has been set-up for Vic Beatty.  You can donate by heading to: