Omaha Shooting Suspect Had Meth in System
Omaha, NE - Authorities say the man who went on a shooting rampage that killed two people and injured two others tested positive for methamphetamine.
The Douglas County Attorney's Office says they do not know how much meth was in Jorge Abraham Zarazua-Rubio's system. That information is expected in a broader toxicology report which could take weeks to complete.
Meantime, the Omaha Police Department said Tuesday the conditions of the surviving shooting victims have been upgraded from critical to serious. Aaron Anderson and Angel Cabrera remain at Alegent Creighton Medical Center.
Jorje Espejel, the Mexican consul in Omaha, told KMTV Action 3 News that Jorge Abraham Zarazua-Rubio's parents took part in a phone conference with the local consulate Tuesday. His father lives in Minneapolis. His mother lives in Mexico.
The family is asking the Omaha Police Department for authorization to return Zarazua-Rubio's body to Mexico.
Police say Jorge Abraham Zarazua-Rubio shot four people in south Omaha. The shootings happened within thirty minutes during the afternoon of Saturday, June 15th. Police say Zarazua-Rubio then engaged in a gun fight with an officer. Omaha police shot and killed Zarazua-Rubio.
The victims have been identified as Pascual Bautista-Raymundo and Anthony Vazzano.