1 dead in north Omaha shooting; 1 arrested

Aug 11, 2013

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Omaha police say a 23-year-old man has been killed in a north Omaha shooting, and one man has been arrested.

Police say officers were in the area around 2:40 a.m. when they heard gunshots. Upon investigating, the officers found 23-year-old Craig Brown on a sidewalk with a gunshot wound. Brown was taken by ambulance to an Omaha hospital, where he died.

Police say 44-year-old Dwayne Blackson has been arrested on suspicion of criminal homicide and several weapons counts. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of failing to appear on a warrant in a separate case.

Police say Blackson is being held at the Douglas County jail.

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