Baseball instructors recall him as a strong leader with a contagious charisma. A community mourns the unfortunate death of a Ralston High School student due to a shooting.
Tanner Farrell, 18, was shot at a residence on 161st Avenue, just off Harrison Street, on Saturday night, according to Omaha police. He was sent to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
On and off the field, the young baseball star is recognized as a wonderful team player. Tanner Farrell, 18, admitted to his baseball instructor on Saturday night that he wasn’t very good at bowling.
The squad was out for a team-building activity. Farrell was a member of the victorious squad in the end. This is aided by his score.
“We presented him a painted plastic bowling pin that stated Ralston team bowler of the year,” said Tom Cooper, Ralston baseball’s head coach.
Farrell was shot and murdered at a residence around 161st and Harrison a few hours later, about 10:00 p.m. This season, the club vows to pay tribute to him. “”For a time, the number ‘6’ is going to have a lot of weight around here,” Christensen said.
There have been no arrests. You are urged to contact Crime Stoppers if you have any information. 402-444-stop is the phone number. The school district sent out an email to parents informing them that counselors would be accessible at the school.
Ralston’s baseball team paid homage to him on their Facebook page, writing: “We regret to tell you of the demise of Senior baseball player Tanner Farrell with tremendous grief. For the Ralston High School and Ralston Baseball communities, this is a devastating loss. Please remember the Farrell family in your prayers at this difficult time.”
If kids were unable to attend counseling sessions on Sunday, Ralston Public Schools advises them to call the Safe2Help Hotline at 531-299-SAFE (7233). Any calls will be reported to the district, which will notify the relevant personnel to contact the student or family.