Newly unsealed court records reveal how Omaha Police tracked down the man believed to have shot and killed truck driver James Womack in an apparent case of road rage.
Michael Benson is scheduled go to trial on February 25th, charged with Second Degree Murder.
The immediate aftermath of the shooting in September, 2017 was captured on dash-cam video, people seen working feverishly to save Womack's life after he’d been shot at 60th and L.
Witnesses and dash-cam video corroborate the story that Womack had gotten out of his semi and banged on the window of a Chevy Silverado. He had apparently taken issue with the pickup driver's driving. But as Womack turned to walk back to his rig someone in the pickup fired three shots.
A confidential informant helped police identify the driver and locate the pickup, which was found in a parking lot near 46th and Cass. Inside the truck, investigators found two shell casings that matched the type of shell casing found at the scene of the crime.
The pickup had been sold to Michael Benson and a woman named Deja Jefferson. The court issued a warrant to track the cell phones of Benson and Jefferson to see if they could be digitally located at the scene.