15Kenard Kills Omar (Season 5, Episode 8)

Omar The Wire Death Scene

In the season four episode “Home Rooms,” stick up man Omar Little awakens to an empty box of Honey Nut Cheerios. After throwing on a robe, he walks down to the local corner store unarmed, only to express his disappointment when he finds the

store only carries regular Cheerios. This simple day in the life moment from the show’s most popular character may seem random to some, but the seemingly unimportant scene would prove to be a foreshadowing of one of the television’s most shocking death scenes.

After robbing Marlo Stanfield, Omar finds himself in a standoff against the streets’ heaviest hitter. Lured out of hiding, the shotgun-wielding criminal declares war on the drug kingpin, robbing his corners and tossing away the drugs. After collecting a large bounty on his head, Omar meets his end at a convenience store while purchasing a pack of Newport cigarettes. Letting his guard down, he’s shot in the side of the head by Kenard, a young boy working the corners for Marlo. The moment is another rare occurrence where Omar is distracted from his surroundings, but unlike his first trip to the convenience store, this time, his mistake proved to be costly.

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