An arrest warrant has been issued for a Council Bluffs man in connection with the tire-iron beating of two Omaha men, one of whom died from his injuries. Police in Council Bluffs say the warrant charges 20-year-old Chad Fortner with first degree murder, attempted murder, willful injury and assault with a deadly weapon.
The charges stem from an incident Saturday night that resulted in the death of 28-year-old Alejandro Sanchez and severe injuries to Lyair Solis-Marin. Officials say Sanchez and Solis-Marin went to a home in Council Bluffs Saturday night to see an unidentified woman. The female says when Sanchez allegedly assaulted her, two men and a woman drove up.
One of the men, later identified as Fortner, allegedly struck Sanchez several times in the head with a tire iron. Sanchez’ body was found in the front yard of the residence at around 11:40 p.m. Saturday. Solis-Marin, who was sitting in the car in front of the residence, was also hit on the head with a tire iron.
He was treated and released at a local hospital for a broken jaw and lacerations. Fortner and the other two people who arrived with him at the residence fled the scene.