UPDATE: Shooting leaves one dead at Kwik Shop at 14th & Adams

Posted by: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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UPDATE: Police say the clerk killed in the Kwik Shop fatal robbery was Robert Hanna. He was 51.


Lincoln police are on the lookout for the man responsible for Thursday morning’s robbery at the Kwik Shop at 14th and Adams.

It left one person dead, something police say hasn’t happened at a convenience store in more than 50-years.

It’s the third shooting in this area within the past two weeks. Lincoln Police released surveillance pictures of the suspect they believe is responsible. 

A witness tried to give first aid to the victim before police came and took over with CPR. The clerk died soon after.

Neighbors in the area are in disbelief.

"It was very shocking. It made me sad all at the same time because I knew who was working there and kind of knew what happened at point. It’s sad," said Resident Dustin Manning. 

Police say the suspect was last seen running south from the store. They set up a perimeter and tried to use k-9’s to track the him down.

James Szakonyi, a resident who lives across the street, says the gas station has been robbed in the past, but he hasn’t seen a police response like this before.

"This is the first time I’ve seen officers out running around conducting a search fully alarmed; shotguns, other weaponry. It’s a little disconcerting" said Szakonyi.

This is the 9th homicide in Lincoln this year.

It’s also the ninth convenience store robbery, but not all of those were armed. Police say they need your help in finding this robber.

"We need the eyes and ears in that neighborhood and throughout all neighborhoods in the city to assist us," said Chief Jeff Bliemeister. 

This is the 3rd shooting in that area in the past two weeks, which has some residents worried.

One again the suspect is still on the loose.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’2" to 5’6", medium build. They said he was wearing a black short sleeve t-shirt, camouflage pants and a black glove on his right hand with white t-shirt or similar clothing item covering his head. Officers said he had dark colored handgun and was last seen running south from the store.

If you have any information that call help, please call the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 or Lincoln/Lancaster County Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

A $1000 reward is available.


Lincoln Police are still investigating an overnight robbery that turned fatal.

They were called to the Kwik Shop at 14th and Adams at 1:30 a.m. Thursday about a robbery in progress.

When officers arrived, that’s when they found the male clerk with a gunshot wound.

Police said a witness provided first aid to the man and was relieved by officers who started CPR.

The clerk died less than 15 minutes later.

An autopsy has been ordered and his name has not been released yet.

Police said multiple people were in and around the store in the hour before the shooting according to the initial investigation.

They’re asking for the public’s help.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5’2" to 5’6", medium build. They said he was wearing a black short sleeve t-shirt, camouflage pants and a black glove on his right hand with white t-shirt or similar clothing item covering his head. Officers said he had dark colored handgun and was last seen running south from the store.

If you have any information that call help, please call the Lincoln Police Department at 402-441-6000 or Lincoln/Lancaster County Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

A $1000 reward is available.

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Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

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Lincoln Police are investigating a shooting that they have confirmed left one dead at a gas station at 14th & Adams.

The call came in around 1:30 this morning of a possible robbery and shooting at the Kwik Shop. Police confirmed to Channel 8 Eyewitness News’ Sarah Filo that one person is dead of a gunshot wound to the head. At this time, PD are still looking for the suspect involved in this case.

We’ll continue to update you with the latest details when they become available on our website, as well as on our Midday, 5, 6, and 10pm newscasts.