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OPD: 16-year-old homicide suspect turns himself in

Posted at 3:02 PM, Jul 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-09 08:26:10-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — UPDATE 8:04 pm
Omaha Police have confirmed that 16-year-old Marion Harris has turned himself in. The Omaha Police Department issued a warrant for Harris in connection to the July 3 death of 18-year-old Travell T. Mountain following a shooting at Levi Carter Park.

Harris will be booked into Douglas County Youth Center on his felony warrant for 1st Degree Murder and Use of a Weapon.

Police say around 3am the morning of July 3, there was a large crowd gathered at the park. They could not say why, but they say the crowd eventually became violent.

“There was some arguments and minor - I would say- physical scrimmages prior to the incident," said Lt. Jeremy Christensen with OPD homicide unit. "Unfortunately it resulted in gunfire.”

Omaha Police say they do not believe this was a targeted shooting.

On Thursday afternoon, officials with the OPD homicide unit commented on an uptick of violence that hit the area, including the warrant issued for Harris and a shooting that left five injured and one dead last weekend.

RELATED: One killed, five injured in overnight shooting in Omaha

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