Update: cop shot 97 minutes after NE voted to abolish death penalty has died
She was Officer Kerrie Orozco, a 29-year-old gang unit member so dedicated that she delayed her maternity leave until her newborn preemie, in the very hospital in which she died today, was scheduled to be released — tomorrow. In her spare time, Orozco took in rescued dogs and coached softball. She had two stepchildren.
The gang member on whom she was serving an arrest warrant, Marcus Wheeler, also is dead. A semi-automatic handgun with a drum magazine was found near his body.
In 2013, Senator Deb Fischer voted against banning large capacity drum magazines like the one used to kill Orozco.