Prosecutors: Omaha man fatally shot in fake meth deal
Jul. 26, 2017
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Prosecutors say an Omaha man killed earlier this month was shot after he discovered that $11,000 in methamphetamine he intended to buy was fake.
The Omaha World-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2v9f7iu ) that a Douglas County prosecutor disclosed the detail Wednesday at a bond hearing for one of four people charged in the July 7 shooting death of 40-year-old Billy Walker at an apartment complex.
A prosecutor said Wednesday that 37-year-old Jason Rankin and another suspect sought to sell a substance they said was meth to Walker. Police say Rankin shot Walker during a disturbance that began when Walker discovered the "meth" was fake.
Rankin, who is charged with first-degree murder, was ordered held without bond.
Information from: Omaha World-Herald, http://www.omaha.com