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Male - 23 Years Old
Omar's exploits during Season Five were disappointing. Jumping out of a window like that is so out of character for a realist show like The Wire. His death, however, makes sense.
Not sure if you've heard about this before:
So out of all these people, did you pick and choose traits and stories from their realities for Omar? For instance, Omar carries a shotgun. Heís gay. Heís got all these really great characterizations.
Listen, when he jumps out the window during that shootout, that was something Donnie Andrews actually did. He jumped out of the sixth floor of the Murphy Homes when he was caught in an ambush and out of ammunition. Did he think about it? No, but he did it and he survived and he was able to limp away. It happened. He also jumped off the Poplar Grove rail bridge another time. Itís legend. There are people who will tell you about it in West Baltimore other than Donnie. Itís not just something heís making up. If you make that jump, youíre dead. If I make that jump, Iím a puddle on the ground.