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Trail Begins For Teen Who Killed Lincoln Police Officer

Felipe Vazquez

(KFOR NEWS  March 7, 2022)  The teen who shot and killed a Lincoln police officer goes on trial today (Monday) in Columbus.

18 year old, Felipe Vazquez, is charged with the 1st-degree murder of Lincoln Police Investigator, Mario Herrera. Vazquez is accused of shooting Herrera on Aug. 26, 2020 near 33rd and Vine streets while police attempted to serve a warrant. Vazquez was 17 at the time.  Herrera died from his injuries 12 days after the shooting.

A judge found extensive media coverage and publicity on the case would make it impossible for Vasquez to receive a fair trial in southeast Nebraska.  The trial wasmoved to Columbus in Platte County.

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