Prosecutor to seek death penalty in Nebraska Sonic shooting

Deadly Shooting Fast Food Restaurant

This undated photo provided by the Sarpy County Jail shows Roberto Carlos Silva, of Omaha, who was arrested in connection to an attack at a Nebraska fast food restaurant in which two people were shot and killed and two were wounded. Silva was booked into jail early Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020 on suspicion of first-degree homicide and arson charges in the attack Saturday night at a Sonic Drive-in in the Omaha suburb of Bellevue. (Sarpy County Jail via AP)

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of killing two people and wounding two others at a Nebraska fast-food restaurant will face the death penalty if he is convicted.

Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov announced Monday that he will seek the death penalty against 24-year-old Roberto Silva Jr., who faces multiple felony counts in the November 2020 shootings at a Sonic restaurant in Bellevue, Nebraska. Polikov says evidence gathered during the investigation fits the aggravated circumstances needed to pursue the death penalty.

Prosecutors allege Silva threw an incendiary device, ignited materials in a rental truck and opened fire at the restaurant.

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