Thursday, March 10, 2011

First Responders Homicide PrayerWalk: Today, March 10th, 5:30-6:00 PM at 30th and Newport Avenue (Just North of Miller Park)

Media reports: Our 9th homicide in 2011 is 36 year old Jarrod Maxwell shot to death just feet from the entrance to Family Dollar store, 30th and Newport Avenue, at 10:21 Tuesday morning.

Police spotted the suspect car which led them on a chase that ended near 42nd and Himebaugh. The suspect’s car hit several other cars during the chase, was disabled and the suspects took off on foot, at least one with a gun. With officers searching the neighborhood, it was a tense situation that put five Omaha Public Schools on lock down for an hour and a half. Police caught one suspect and took others in for questioning. While everyone is thankful that no one else was hurt, both neighborhoods feel violated and upset by this violence.

Directions: At 5:30 PM Thursday we will meet at 30th and Newport Avenue (Just North of Miller Park). There is a parking lot on the east side of 30th Street then we will meet on the corner by the Family Dollar Store.

Please Note: First Responder PrayerWalks are not “prayer-vigils” on behalf of the family but a community response to violence. Family members are invited if we have contact info, and our team reaches out to care and minister to them as Jesus would.

Thank you for your faithfulness to be First Responders “…until there is no place in Omaha for violence to hide!”