Omaha police arrest woman in connection with 2022 fatal sports bar shooting

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — A woman has been arrested in connection with a shooting that left one dead and two injured at a sports bar.

On Sunday, Omaha police announced that Kanesha Plater, 26, had been arrested in connection with the 2022 murder of Vincent Burns, 20. Plater was prosecuted for second-degree murder and using a weapon to commit a felony.

Kanesh Plater, 26 (Omaha Police Department)

The shooting took place in January 2022 at a North Omaha sports bar that has since closed. According to police, the suspect fired a pistol during a riot in a bar.

Vincent Burns was shot during the incident and later died after being taken to the hospital. Two more people were injured in the shooting.

Burns’ mother spoke last year at a gun violence awareness event. “The man who once shot my son, one bullet in the chest, knocked him out,” Badja Pittman said.

Omaha police say the Homicide Squad, the Fugitive Task Force, and the gang assisted in Plater’s arrest.

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