LINCOLN (KFOR Friday, July 26)-  An autopsy has determined that 26-year-old Martae Green, from Bellevue, died of a single gunshot wound. Green was dropped off at Bryan West Hospital early this past Wednesday morning and died from the wound less than an hour later. It was just a short time after the shooting death of 34 year old Audrea Craig at her home near 26th and South. Police say that Craig’s death was drug related.

Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says investigators will conduct interviews and analyze evidence through the weekend to determine whether the two deaths were related. Other family members say Craig was shot to death by one of the two men who broke into their home.  Police are trying to determine whether Green was one of the two.

Hospital personnel also told Lincoln Police that several people helped Green into the emergency room, then quickly left.  Police are trying to identify the people who helped Green.


LINCOLN (KFOR July 25) – Police are checking for any links between the deaths of two people in south Lincoln on Wednesday morning.

The first shooting occurred a little before 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, when someone broke into a home at 26th and South and shot 34-year-old Audrea Craig.

Police say officers went to Bryan West Campus a few minutes later to check a report about a man with a gunshot wound who’d been helped by several people into the emergency room. He was pronounced dead later, and police are trying to identify the people who helped him. He’s been identified as 26-year-old Martae Green, of Bellevue.

Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said Thursday that investigators can’t yet connect the two deaths, which have similar wounds and overlapping timelines.