Omaha teen on trial for murder after Casey’s Gas Station shooting

March 5, 2024 by No Comments

On Monday, Delvin Amaya, a sixteen-year-old resident of Omaha, appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. He is charged as an adult with first-degree murder, two counts of second-degree assault, and three counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony, stemming from a shooting incident that occurred in January at a Casey’s Gas Station located near the intersection of 72nd and Grover Streets.

During the hearing, Judge Grant Forsberg of the Douglas County Court heard testimony from the sole witness, Aaron Lier, a homicide detective with the Omaha Police Department. Following Detective Lier’s testimony, Judge Forsberg bound the case over to district court for further proceedings.

According to Detective Lier’s testimony, on January 20th, at approximately 2:30 pm, law enforcement responded to the aforementioned Casey’s Gas Station where they discovered three individuals suffering from gunshot wounds inside a parked vehicle. The victims were identified as Kriss Flores (30), Angel Moran (23), and Samantha Fox (20). A fourth individual, who remains unidentified, was also present in the vehicle but fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Mr. Flores succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, while Mr. Moran sustained a gunshot wound to his left forearm and Ms. Fox sustained a graze wound to her left side. Detective Lier further testified that Mr. Moran identified the shooter as the defendant, Delvin Amaya, using his alias “Oso.”

The investigation also revealed the identity of the fourth individual who fled the scene. This individual, whose name was not disclosed, corroborated Mr. Moran’s identification of Mr. Amaya as the perpetrator. He further stated that he, along with Mr. Moran, arranged to meet Mr. Amaya to engage in a physical altercation, prompted by an offensive Instagram post made by Mr. Amaya regarding Mr. Moran’s deceased cousin.

Following their interviews with the victims, law enforcement officers proceeded to Mr. Amaya’s residence, where they made contact with his parents. Mr. Amaya’s father, Mario Amaya-Castillo, consented to a search of the premises. Mr. Amaya was subsequently brought to police headquarters for questioning, but he exercised his right to remain silent.


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