Lincoln Police Make Arrest in Homicide | S 20th & Washington Streets

Published on December 24, 2022

On Saturday, December 24, 2022, at 9:43 a.m., the Lincoln Police Department arrested 23-year-old Karsen Rezac in connection with the death of 38-year-old Kupo Mleya that occurred near South 20th and Washington Streets.

At 12:21 a.m. on December 23, 2022, police responded to the area of South 20th and Washington Streets on a report of a disturbance. Officers located a vehicle that had been involved in a crash and the driver, Kupo Mleya, suffering from gunshot wounds.

Due to the dedicated efforts of police investigators, Rezac was taken into custody less than 34 hours after the initial police response. Investigators contacted Rezac near South 28th Street and Tierra Drive where he was taken into custody without incident. Rezac was arrested for Murder in the Second Degree and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony.

The investigation is on-going as investigators continue to conduct interviews and analyze evidence to determine a timeline of events leading up to, and following, the incident.

We would like to extend our condolences to Kupo’s family and friends and ask the public to respect their privacy as they grieve the loss of their loved one.

The Lincoln Police Department is asking anyone with information or video related to this incident to come forward by calling 402.441.6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402.475.3600.


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