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UPDATE: Judge says no bond for suspect in Florence Tower shooting; Preliminary hearing set for September

Posted at 10:48 AM, Aug 12, 2022

UPDATE: Tuesday, August 16, 1:30 p.m.

Twenty-year-old Davon Brown, who is a suspect in the Friday morning fatal shooting at Florence Tower, appeared in court on Tuesday morning. The Douglas County Court judge did not allow bond for Brown and set his preliminary hearing for Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.

UPDATE: Monday, August 15, 8 a.m.

Omaha police say Davon Brown, 20, has been arrested for a felony warrant for 2nd-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony in connection to a Friday homicide at Florence Tower that killed 26-year-old Shalonna Houston.

UPDATE 11:07 a.m.

On Friday morning there was a heavy police presence at Florence Tower on Florence Blvd. The Omaha Police Department said that it received a call around 8:45 Friday morning about a shooting. Police arrived on the scene and located a deceased person.

Officer Chris Gordon told reporter, Isabella Basco that law enforcement is reviewing videos inside and outside the towers for suspect information. Witnesses were transported to police headquarters for interviews. No arrests have been made.

Gordon said the floor on which this took place is being guarded by police, but residents are allowed back inside.

Before 3 News Now spoke with the police department a photographer observed law enforcement in tactical gear with semi-automatic rifles on the scene. The Nebraska Humane Society also responded to the scene. Gordon later said there were no injuries to animals.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available

Anyone with information is urged to contact the OPD Homicide Unit at (402) 444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at (402) 444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.orgor on the P3 Tips mobile app. Tips leading to an arrest in a homicide are eligible for a $25,000 reward.

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