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Man arrested in February fatal hit-and-run in downtown Omaha

June 9, 2021 GMT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected in a fatal February hit-and-run in downtown Omaha that followed a shooting in the city’s Capitol District.

Brandon Mass, 24, was arrested Monday on suspicion of leaving the scene of a Feb. 28 crash that killed 21-year-old Suaquel Hogan, police said. The hit-and-run happened after a shooting in front of Moe & Curly’s Pub that injured two people.

Police told the Omaha World-Herald that the bar’s security video showed a black car parked in front of the bar speed away in the wake of the gunfire. The car then hit Hogan, who was running on the street away from the bar, police said. Investigators believe Mass was driving the car that hit Hogan.

Mass told investigators he was unaware he had hit someone, police said.

Authorities have not found the person who fired the shots, police said.