Crime
8:11 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Man arrested in shooting of 6-year-old Omaha girl

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 6-year-old Omaha girl on her birthday.

Authorities say Eddie Poe is accused of being an accessory to a felony. Investigators have not described what role they think Poe played in the shooting of Taelor Fentress last Thursday.

Douglas County Jail records say Poe remained in custody on Wednesday, pending $7,500 bail. Online court records say Poe also was wanted on a bench warrant for not appearing at a court hearing on misdemeanor drug and driver's licensing charges.

The little girl has left a hospital after surgeries. A bullet that went through a screen door at a house in northeast Omaha passed through her cheek and nose.

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