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Omaha Gang Member Sentenced for Robbery and Brandishing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Jan Sharp announced that Delyahn R. Hill, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for robbery of United States property and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.  Chief United States District Court Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Hill to 96 months’ imprisonment for the robbery count and 84 months on the brandishing count to run consecutively for a total sentence of 180 months. Hill will serve a 5-year term of supervised release following his release from the Bureau of Prisons.  There is no parole in the federal system.  At the time of the offense, Hill had an outstanding arrest warrant for absconding from his State of Nebraska parole. 

On June 15, 2021, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) received information that Hill was in possession of a rifle and handgun and was willing to sell both firearms to a confidential source for $1,400.  A controlled buy was to take place at 30th and Cuming Streets.  Hill arrived at the meet location, accepted the money for the transaction, but instead of providing the gun to the confidential source, Hill took out the gun, racked the firearm, putting a round in the chamber, and made threats to the source including “I know where your mom lives.”  The entire exchange was livestreamed to law enforcement.

Fearing that Hill would shoot the source, law enforcement sent a marked police cruiser to the parking lot to show a law enforcement presence.  Hill then got out of the confidential source’s vehicle, retaining the money and the gun he was holding, before telling the confidential source “don’t try anything funny.”  Hill was subsequently stopped and arrested for his outstanding arrest warrant.  In Hill’s vehicle, law enforcement recovered a loaded Smith & Wesson .380 caliber handgun and the $1,400 in serialized ATF currency. 

This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Omaha Police Department

Updated January 25, 2022

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime