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Man wanted for robbery in Omaha and murder in Kearney still missing, police seek community help in locating him

OMAHA, Nebraska – A murder suspect is still being sought by law authorities.

The U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force in Omaha is requesting public assistance to locate a man suspected of murder in Kearney and robbery in Omaha.

In January of 2022, Romeo Chambers, 25, reportedly committed the offenses.

The man, who may also be known as “Rowdy,” does not have a recognized address. The authorities described him as 6-feet, 2-inches tall, weighing 165 pounds, and sporting a “B” emblem tattoo for the Boston Red Sox on his forehead.

U.S. Marshals are looking for Romeo Chambers, who may also go by the name “Rowdy.”(U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force)

Authorities stated that Chambers should be regarded armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Chambers was last seen in Des Moines, according to a leaflet containing information about him distributed by the United States Marshals Service.

According to a press release issued by the City of Kearney, Chambers has been identified by police as the suspect in the shooting death of Jared M. Shinpaugh, 31, of Lexington, and an attempted robbery on January 16. Two persons were reportedly hurt during the attempted heist.

Sunday night, Kearney officers responded to the 800 block of West 23rd Street after receiving reports of gunfire. Investigators revealed that a failed heist resulted in one fatality and two injuries.

Chambers was issued a felony arrest warrant for crimes including second-degree murder, use of a firearm to conduct a felony, possession of a pistol by a prohibited person, first-degree assault, and second-degree assault in connection with the investigation. Two additional individuals were detained and charged in relation to this investigation.

Anyone with information is invited to contact Crime Stoppers of Omaha at 402-444-STOP or the United States Marshals Service at 877-926-8336. Additionally, tips can be filed online at usmarshals.gov and through the USMS Tips App.

There is a $10,000 prize for information leading to his arrest.

In Omaha, Des Moines, and Kansas City, investigators reportedly pursued leads in this investigation.

Wednesday, January 19, 12:26 a.m., according to a Douglas County Court record, an attack was reported near Saddle Creek Road and Leavenworth Street.

According to the Omaha Police Department, the victim reported giving Chambers and another individual a ride, but Chambers became upset. The victim stated that Chambers seized the vehicle’s keys following a scuffle in which the victim’s thumb was wounded. According to the records, Chambers then fled with the other passenger, taking the victim’s keys and phone charger.

According to the court document, Chambers was arrested following this event and given a $25,000 bond. Chambers was released on bail but did not show up to his preliminary hearing on March 30.

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