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Suspect arrested in connection to Monday homicide near 48th & NW Radial Hwy

Posted at 9:35 PM, Dec 13, 2021

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A suspect has been arrested in connection to the homicide of a 21-year-old man shot near 48th St. and Northwest Radial Highway on Monday evening, according to the Omaha Police Department.

Around 7:30 p.m., OPD officers responded to a home invasion with a shots fired call, wherein authorities located a man in a vehicle near the residence with apparent gunshot wounds.

The victim, identified as 21-year-old Diego Vicharra, was declared dead at the scene by Omaha Fire Department medics.

The suspect, 41-year-old Patrick Keenan, was located in Council Bluffs and booked in Pottawattamie County Jail for second-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. Keenan will be extradited to Omaha.

Robert Bailey, 27, was also located and booked into Douglas County Corrections for burglary and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person for his alleged role in the home invasion.

Bailey isn't considered a suspect in Vicharra's murder, according to police.

Investigators thanked the OPD Gang Unit and the Council Bluffs Police Department for their help to apprehend the suspects.

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