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Omaha officer shot, killed after serving arrest warrant

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 Associated Press

   OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Omaha's police chief says an officer shot while helping serve an arrest warrant has died, as has the suspect.

   Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said Wednesday that 29-year-old Officer Kerrie Orozco died at Creighton University Medical Center shortly after the 1 p.m. shooting. Schmaderer said the suspect, 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, also died at the hospital.

   The gunfire erupted while officers were trying to serve a felony arrest warrant on Wheeler. He was wanted on warrant accusing him of previous shooting in Omaha.

   Paramedics performed CPR on both the officer and the suspect as they were taken to the hospital.

   Schmaderer says Orozco was a seven-year veteran of the department and worked in the gang unit.

   Schmaderer spoke at a news conference at the hospital.
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