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Two teens arrested in connection with Bellevue homicide

Two teens arrested in connection with Bellevue homicide


Two Bellevue teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and robbery in the death of a 17-year-old at a Bellevue home.

Kalani Zalopany was found with a gunshot wound on Monday, Bellevue police say. Zalopany was a student at Bellevue East High School.

Davion Snider

Davion Snider

Davion Snider, 18, has been booked into the Sarpy County Jail and a 16-year-old male has been booked into the Douglas County Youth Center, according to Bellevue police. They also were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a felony and suspicion of robbery.

According to Facebook posts and a GoFundme page by Zalopany’s family, he was at his mother’s home when the shooting occurred.

“My baby, he is in heaven, my angel,” his mother, Kuuleilani Zalopany, posted on Facebook.

“My beautiful baby boy was robbed, shot and killed in my Bellevue home yesterday while I was at work,” she wrote. “He was 17 smart and amazing young man with the biggest heart. I never felt pain like am feeling right now.”

Bellevue police were called to a home in the 1000 block of West 31st Avenue at 12:19 p.m. Monday on a report of CPR in progress, according to a statement from the department.

They found Zalopany suffering from a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene.

Police asked that four schools in the neighborhood be put on a lockout. The lockout was lifted at 2:10 p.m.

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Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Email:

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