OMAHA, Neb. — Prosecutors say an Omaha man killed earlier this month was shot after he discovered that $11,000 in methamphetamine he intended to buy was fake.

The Omaha World-Herald reports ( ) that a Douglas County prosecutor disclosed the detail Wednesday at a bond hearing for one of four people charged in the July 7 shooting death of 40-year-old Billy Walker at an apartment complex.

A prosecutor said Wednesday that 37-year-old Jason Rankin and another suspect sought to sell a substance they said was meth to Walker. Police say Rankin shot Walker during a disturbance that began when Walker discovered the “meth” was fake.

Rankin, who is charged with first-degree murder, was ordered held without bond.

Information from: Omaha World-Herald,

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