OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Court documents show that a Nebraska man was shot after social media posts resulted in a case of mistaken identity.
The Omaha World-Herald obtained court documents in the August shooting in suburban Omaha. Manuel L. Mata was arrested on suspicion of assault and weapons charges.
A couple were test-driving a gold Honda Accord when they stopped at a park. A car pulled behind them and a man fired into the car. The driver was struck.
Authorities say Mata had been following social media posts about thefts from cars, including a car owned by a woman he lived with.
The Honda bore some resemblance to the suspect vehicle, but was not involved in the thefts.