Omar Betts's unnamed friend was a witness to Omar "Snot Boogie" Betts's murder.

Biography

Background

Every Friday night, he would shoot craps behind a cut-rate liquor store with Betts and other players. Betts would often steal the earnings until he was shot by another player.("The Target")

Season 1

Homicide Detective James "Jimmy" McNulty interviews him at the murder scene. Betts's friend explains why Betts was murdered and observes its senselessness. When McNulty asks why the craps players let Betts join if they were familiar with his thieving habits, the friend replies, "Got to. This America, man." Betts's friend identifies Betts's shooter after McNulty buys him three Newport cigarettes and a Grape Nehi. ("The Target")

Production

Appearances

Season 1
"The Target" * "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"

*Uncredited appearance.

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