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Makhi Woolridge-Jones, 16, arrested in fatal shooting at Nebraska mall

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in a shooting that left a person lifeless and a girl injured at a mall in Nebraska, officers stated.

Makhi Woolridge-Jones was busted Sunday on a cost of first-degree homicide in the shooting a day earlier at the Westroads Mall in Omaha.

People hug in the parking lot after a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Folks hug in the car parking zone after a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald by way of AP

Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, was arrested earlier on a cost of being an adjunct to the shooting close to the JCPenney retailer.

The connection of the 2 suspects was not reported.

Law enforcement directs traffic away after a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday, April 17, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska.
Regulation enforcement directs site visitors away after a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday, April 17, 2021, in Omaha, Nebraska.
Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald by way of AP

On Sunday, cops stated they weren’t in search of some other suspects in the incident, which left 21-year-old Trequez Swift lifeless.

Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, was arrested earlier on a charge of being an accessory to the shooting near the JCPenney store.
Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, was arrested earlier on a cost of being an adjunct to the shooting close to the JCPenney retailer.
Omaha Police Division

Police stated it appeared the shooting was an “remoted incident” and never a random assault, CNN reported.

The second sufferer, Ja’Keya Veland, 22, was pushed in a private automobile to CHI Immanuel Hospital, police spokesman Neil Bonacci informed WOWT.

Trequez Swift was killed in the shooting.
Trequez Swift was killed in the shooting.
Omaha Police Division

Police later stated she had walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound that was not thought of life-threatening.

Makhi Woolridge-Jones, 16, and Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, both of Omaha, have been arrested in connection with the death of Trequez Swift, 21.
Makhi Woolridge-Jones, 16, and Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, each of Omaha, have been arrested in reference to the dying of Trequez Swift, 21.
Omaha Police Division

In 2007, the mall was the scene of a mass shooting when Robert Hawkins, 19, gunned down eight folks earlier than turning the gun on himself. That shooting left 5 others injured.

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