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UPDATE: Omaha Police make arrest connected to shooting on Keystone Trail

Posted at 12:46 PM, Jun 08, 2023

UPDATE: 6/15/2023 12:30 p.m.
The Omaha Police have arrested a 25-year-old male in connection to a shooting that occurred near 88th and Boyd Streets last Thursday. A woman in her 60s was injured while walking on the trail with a friend, when a bullet grazed her leg.

Here's what we know from police:

According to an email from OPD, Javaris Henderson, 25, was arrested as a result of this investigation.

Henderson was booked at Douglas County Corrections for first-degree assault and use of a weapon - gun to commit a felony.

PREVIOUS: 6:30 p.m.

Just before noon, a woman in her 60s was walking the Keystone Trail at Esther Pilster Park near 88th and Boyd Streets when a bullet grazed her leg, Omaha police say.

She was transported to Bergan Mercy-Creighton University trauma center in serious condition. According to police, the wound was not life-threatening.

The victim and a friend with her say they were walking along the trail when they heard about four gunshots, according to OPD.

A large perimeter was set, and a helicopter was dispatched, as Omaha Police searched for an individual that a witness said ran from the scene on foot. No one was stopped, but police believe that individual may have been running for their own safety.

Police don't have a suspect in custody, but say the public is not at risk. Police did not share information on what lead to the shooting.

A few blocks away on 90th Street, a vehicle was stopped with heavy police presence, believed to be a suspect or witness. Police say it turns out the driver, a real estate agent, was not involved, but the car "slightly matched" the description of a vehicle of interest.

Police said any information that could lead to a suspect should be reported to crime stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

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