Thu. Jan 21st, 2021
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A man who police said opened fire at a Sonic restaurant in Nebraska has smiled for a mugshot just hours after he killed two people and injured two others.

Roberto Carlos Silva, 23, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson following the incident in Bellevue on Saturday night.

The shooting occurred as police were responding to a report of a bomb located inside a U-Haul truck parked in the restaurant’s drive-thru. The vehicle subsequently burst into flames.

According to The Omaha Herald, Silva had been arrested at the restaurant on Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft ‘after someone reported that a person had charged $57 on his Sonic app to pay for hamburgers and corn dogs.’

He was released on bail the following day. It’s currently unclear if the shooting was part of a revenge plot against the restaurant.

According to The Omaha Herald, Silva had been arrested at the restaurant on Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft ‘after someone reported that a person had charged $57 on his Sonic app to pay for hamburgers and corn dogs.’

He was released on bail the following day. It’s currently unclear if the shooting was part of a revenge plot against the restaurant. The identities of those killed and injured have not been made public.

‘Two victims were transported to the University of Nebraska Medical Center,’ , Sgt. Andy Jashinske with Bellevue Police said in a statement on Sunday morning, without disclosing their condition.

‘Two additional victims were determined to be deceased on the scene. The victims will be identified after the completion of appropriate family notifications.’

In a media briefing early Sunday morning, Sgt. Jashinske said the bomb squad had been called in to check the scene for potential devices following the vehicle fire.

‘There was a truck with some fireworks or some type of device,’ he explained. He said that there were no additional suspects.

After the initial report of a bomb inside the U-Haul, a heavy police presence descended upon the scene. After the shooting, more cops were called in for back-up.

A SWAT team swooped in as more then 20 law enforcement vehicles reportedly responded along with six ambulances.

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