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UPDATE: Arrest made in connection to shooting death of 18-year-old Tanner Farrell

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Posted at 11:11 AM, Mar 13, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-15 16:26:40-04

OMAHA, Neb. (AP & KMTV) — 3/15/22 UPDATE:

On Tuesday, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine announced that Blake Miller, 18, has been booked into Douglas County Corrections on manslaughter charges in connection to the death of Tanner Farrell.

There was allegedly alcohol involved in the Saturday night incident, say investigators. A group of friends was at a home on 161st Avenue in Omaha and were allegedly mishandling a rifle. The rifle discharged and Farrell was struck. He was transported to CHI Creighton Medical Center when he later died from his injuries.

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3/14/22 UPDATE:

According to Omaha Police, the County Attorney's Office is reviewing this case with charges possibly pending.

There are no outstanding suspects currently.

3/13/22 ORIGINAL STORY:

Omaha Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a teenager identified as 18-year-old Tanner Farrell.

Police said the shooting happened just after 10 p.m. Saturday.

Officers called 161st Avenue found Ferrell had been shot. Farrell was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

No arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP

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