Michael Brinkman Homicide Briefing

Police announce an arrest in the December 23rd shooting death of Michael Brinkman at 18136 Tammy Trail.

Detectives and officers from the Metro Area Fugitive Task Force arrested 29-year old LeAndre Jennings for 1st Degree Murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.

A second suspect in this case is still at large and is considered armed and dangerous.  The second suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6 foot or taller, and approximately 200 pounds.

Anyone with information relating to this homicide or the second suspect is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP or the Omaha Police Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in this case.


Previous Coverage:

  • Police were called to 18136 Tammy Trail at 5:40 PM by a female advising her husband had been shot after opening the front door.
  • Suspect description at the time of initial dispatch was 2 white males in masks.
  • Police arrived a short time later and found a male shot in the chest.
  • Police also found tire tracks in the yard.
  • Medic 65 arrived on scene rendered aid and transported a male to UNMC Code 99 (CPR in progress) TCC (Trauma Center Candidate).
  • Police interviewed witnesses and updated the suspect description to 2 black males in clown masks 5′ 10″ to 6′ tall.  Witnesses also said suspects fled in a white SUV.
  • Police announced that the male had succumbed to his injuries and was ID as Michael Brinkman, 50.
  • Detectives from the Omaha Police Department Homicide Unit are leading the investigation.
  • At this time no arrests have been made.
  • Suspect 1 is a male, 6 feet tall with a heavier build, possibly wearing a plastic clown mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, and blue gloves.
  • Suspect 2 is a male, 6 feet 2 inches tall with a thinner build, wearing a mask, dark hooded sweatshirt, dark gloves and dark pants with stripes.
  • Both suspects were armed with guns.
  • Suspects fled in a white newer model Dodge Durango (Pictures below)
  • There is NO further information regarding the circumstances surrounding the shooting including whether it was a home invasion gone bad, robbery, or other motive.

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OPD Press Release:

Homicide
18139 Tammy Trail
December 23rd, 2016 at 5:40 p.m.
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Update 12/29/16: The suspect descriptions in this investigation are as follows:

Suspect 1: Black male, 6 feet tall with a heavier build, possibly wearing a plastic clown mask, gray hooded sweatshirt, and blue gloves.

Suspect 2: Black male, 6 feet 2 inches tall with a thinner build, wearing a mask, dark hooded sweatshirt, dark gloves and dark pants with stripes.

Both suspects were armed with guns.

The suspect vehicle (pictures of actual vehicle attached) is believed to be a white, newer model Dodge Durango.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is encouraged to contact the Omaha Police Department Homicide Unit at 402 444-5656. If you wish to remain anonymous, please utilize the Omaha Crime Stoppers program by calling 402-444-STOP or going online at www.OmahaCrimeStoppers.org. A tip leading to an arrest in a homicide investigation is eligible for a reward up to $25,000.


On Friday, December 23rd, 2016 at 5:40 p.m., officers were called to a shooting at 18139 Tammy Trail. An adult male victim was located suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the Nebraska Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim has been identified as Michael Brinkman (DOB 09/17/1966). No further information is available at this time.


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