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Police Promote Evening Safety Tips Post Homicide

Police Promote Evening Safety Tips Post Homicide

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Paul Gutierrez

OMAHA (KPTM) - Three days after a deadly shooting in front of a West Omaha lounge and it's still fresh in the mind of Jasmine Thompson.

"It almost seems unreal," said Thompson.

The Nebraska-Omaha senior was there when 24-year-old Janee Hadan was gunned down outside the Passion Lounge.  What began as a trip to pick up a friend turned into chaos within moments.

"Walking in the same paths as these same people within a minute and a half and knowing that it could have been me is scary," said Thompson.

Omaha police are now reminding people there's always strength in numbers when it comes to safety.  That's especially true at night.

"We always suggest that you be aware of your surroundings and what's going on," said Officer James Shade with the police department.  "You can always head back to the establishment and ask security if it's okay to go out and if they'll escort you to your vehicle."

A lesson police hope you'll take to heart the next time you go out.

As for Thompson, she says bad memories won't stop her from going out again.

"It's something you worry about when you go anywhere.  You know, there's bad things that happen in planes, but is that going to keep you from traveling?"

Hadan leaves behind a three-year-old son.  If you'd like to help the family, you can donate to the Kristen N. Cook For Janee Hadan Fund at any Great Western Bank.

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