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Shooter denied bond in deadly Nebraska quick meals restaurant assault

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 A 23-year-old man charged with fatally capturing two staff at a Nebraska quick meals restaurant and wounding two others was denied bond Tuesday at his first court docket look.

Roberto Carlos Silva Jr. faces two counts of first-degree homicide, two counts of tried first-degree homicide and different costs in Saturday’s assault at a Sonic Drive-in restaurant within the Omaha suburb of Bellevue.


Sarpy County public defender Tom Strigenz mentioned he could not instantly touch upon the case after his workplace was appointed to symbolize Silva.

Silva, of Omaha, additionally faces 4 gun costs and an arson cost for setting fireplace to a U-Haul truck he drove to the restaurant.

Bellevue police mentioned the U-Haul was on fireplace when officers arrived round 9:30 p.m. Saturday and located the 4 victims. Silva was arrested close by shortly after the capturing. Police mentioned he was unarmed and cooperative when he was arrested however 4 weapons have been discovered on the restaurant.

Three days earlier than the capturing, Silva was arrested close to the identical restaurant for allegedly utilizing another person’s Sonic app to purchase $57 price of meals. On the time of that arrest, officers seized three weapons from Silva, who has a allow to hold a hid weapon. He was launched from jail Thursday after posting $150 bond.

Silva’s subsequent court docket look is scheduled for Dec. 15.

Police have mentioned Ryan Helbert, 28, and Nathan Pastrana, 22, have been killed within the capturing. The 2 Sonic employees who have been hospitalized are Kenneth Gerner, 25, and Zoey Reece Atalig Lujan, 18. A fifth worker suffered a minor harm however declined therapy.

The proprietor of the Sonic the place the capturing occurred, Bryant Morrison, mentioned the shop will stay closed till additional discover and counseling is being provided to staff.


The shootings “shocked us all,” Morrison mentioned in a press release. “We grieve for the households and buddies of Nathan and Ryan and we maintain Zoey and Kenneth in our hearts and prayers.”


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