Man Arrested for Double Murder

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OMAHA, NE – Omaha Police arrested a man Tuesday night who they’ve linked to the shooting death of two people in a Northeast Omaha home. Omaha Police reported this earlier in the week.

Authorities booked Nylr Kuek, 20 years old, into the Douglas County Corrections on two counts of first degree murder. Additionally, officials charged the suspect with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of the use of a weapon to commit felony, and another charge of use of a gun by a prohibited person.

The victims, Michael Sykora, 57, and Tracy Atkins, 50, were discovered dead by detectives investigating a call that came in at 12:03 a.m. Tuesday. It was from a residence in the 6900 block of Northridge Drive.

According to people in the neighborhood, they witnessed police banging on doors at sometime around 1 a.m. Neighbors say they inquired whether anybody had seen or heard anything.

Neighbor Christopher Philip said, “Our neighborhood is a little more subdued and quiet. The worst that we’ll have is an occasional domestic dispute or we’ll have speeders coming through. That’s really the only reason you’ll see police in the neighborhood.

Other neighbors allege that police had stopped by the house multiple times and at all hours of the day and night.

Omaha Police is urging the public to offer any information or help a they move forward with their investigation. They encourage anybody who has some relevant info to contact OPD’s homicide unit at 402-444-5656. Any tips that help identify a suspect will be rewarded with $25,000.

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