Services held for Omaha rush hour shooting victim; police say 1 in custody in connection to incident

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - While the family laid to rest the driver shot and killed during evening rush hour in Omaha a week ago, police are announcing a break in the case.

James Womack had just started his shift driving truck last Monday when he was shot in the back at the intersection of 60th and L streets. Witnesses say it looked like Womack and another driver got into an argument and Womack was shot while walking back to his vehicle.

Family and friends from across the country traveled to Omaha for Womack's funeral. Services were held at the Iraq war veteran's church, St. Joseph's Parish.

A few hours before the funeral began, police announced a break in the case. Officer Michael Pecha says Michael Benson was arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to a felony.

Another suspect is likely still out there, Pecha says.

Anyone with any informaiton is asked to call the Omaha Police Department homicide unit or Crime Stoppers.

 

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