Omaha police investigating wrestling-move death as homicide

Police in Omaha are investigating the death of a man at the hands of another man who was using a wrestling move called a “half nelson” to subdue him.
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police in Omaha are investigating the death of a man at the hands of another man who was using a wrestling move called a “half nelson” to subdue him.

Officers were called to a home near midtown Omaha on Friday for a report of assault, police said Wednesday in a news release. Arriving officers reported entering a bedroom with a damaged door and finding a 39-year-old man holding Calvin Strong, 42, face down in what the younger man called a half nelson. The wrestling move involves grabbing an opponent from behind and applying pressure to the opponent’s neck with one hand.

The officers said Strong was unresponsive when they arrived and was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The younger man told police the altercation began when Strong kicked in his bedroom door and began assaulting him. Police said witnesses at the home backed up that account.

The death is being investigated as a homicide, but no charges have been brought.

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