Tawanna Washington, the suspect's sister in law, says she spoke about how Cortez Washington was the father of six, a husband and family man. She said he should not have died adding the airsoft gun her brother-in-law carried Tuesday night is a toy.
"We all are victims in this," said Tawanna Washington, Cortez Washington's sister-in-law. "My condolences go to the 'cops' TV employee and his family, but we all are victims in this."
"We're not coping at all because I totally feel like their account for what happened is totally bogus," she said.
Omaha police say Cortez Washington was on parole from a Missouri conviction. he also had convictions in Kansas.