Arrest made in early morning shooting outside Nebraska Furniture Mart

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Late Thursday evening police announced that they have arrested 19 year old Ryan Blaha for the shooting of Nebraska Furniture Mart Employee, Jared Clawson.  Blaha faces several assault and robbery charges related to the shooting.

A search of Blaha results in uncovering his twitter account where he tweeted less than 2 hours after the shooting saying things like “If you are my best friend, I’d die for you. If you betray me tho, everyone you care about will die. Remember that.”  He goes on by saying “If y’all are God’s gift, than I’m his mistake. And I’m tearing all y’all motherfuckers up. #NotLyrics”  He finished by saying “See y’all later” just hours before he was arrested.

Clawson remains in critical condition.

Blaha’s Twitter:


OPD Press Release:


Shooting at 700 South 72nd Street
RB# AJ37201

UPDATE: Arrest made in NFM shooting

The Omaha Police Department has made an arrest for the shooting that occurred at The Nebraska Furniture Mart on January 11th 2017. The suspect was identified as

Ryan Blaha, W/M (1-29-97)

Blaha was booked into Douglas County Corrections for 1st Degree Felony Assault, Two Counts of Attempted Felony Assault, Three counts of Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony and Robbery.

This investigation is still ongoing. More information will be released when it becomes available.

Mug shot will also be released once it becomes available.


Update: Pictures of the suspect vehicle in this crime are attached. The vehicle is a 1995 to 2001 green Ford Explorer. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Homicide Unit / Felony Assault Squad at 444-5656 or Crime Stoppers.


One person was injured during a shooting at 700 South 72nd Street this morning. Officers responded to a parking lot at Nebraska Furniture Mart at 4:40 a.m. where they located victim, Jared Clawson (2/15/79). Medics transported Clawson to the Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition. The suspect was described as a tall, thin white male with shaggy blond hair, driving a green SUV.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org, or on the P3 Tips mobile app.

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NFM Shooting Suspect Vehicle

NFM Shooting Suspect Vehicle

 

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