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UPDATE: Omaha Police arrest 5th teen in connection to Spring Lake Park carjacking

The youngest suspect is 13 years old
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Posted at 7:56 PM, Oct 12, 2022

UPDATE: 10/21/2022 11:50 a.m.

On Thursday evening the Omaha Police Department said in an email that it arrested a fifth teenage suspect in connection to an Oct. 12 carjacking in the area of Spring Lake Park. Charges have also been added for another suspect.

According to police: "A 17-year-old male was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center [on charges of] 1st degree assault, criminal conspiracy and two counts of use of a gun to commit a felony. Additionally, a previous male suspect was booked [on charges of] 1st degree assault and use of a weapon (gun) to commit a felony."

UPDATE: 10/13/2022 4:27 p.m.

Four teenage boys are in custody following an alleged carjacking and shooting Wednesday in Spring Lake Park.
The Omaha Police Department also says that the victim vehicle was located near 21st and Binney Streets and that the suspect vehicle was also located.

OPD said in a news release on Thursday: "Four parties were taken into custody and transported to OPD Headquarters and interviewed. As a result of the investigation, all four parties were arrested and booked into the Douglas County Youth Center."

The suspects include a 16-year-old arrested on charges of robbery, use of a weapon (gun), and felon in possession of a firearm; a 13-year-old arrested on charges of robbery and use of a weapon (gun); a 17-year-old arrested on charges of robbery and use of a weapon (gun); a 14-year-old arrested on charges of robbery and use of a weapon (gun).

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Omaha Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday afternoon in the area of Spring Lake Park.

Police say they were called for an alleged carjacking.

Here's what we know from OPD:

Police encountered 27-year-old Perla Herrera-Soto who said she was in the cul-de-sac area of Spring Lake Park when she was approached by unknown suspects who allegedly stole her car at gunpoint.

Police then say the alleged suspects left the area in the stolen car and one of the occupants allegedly fired at a separate vehicle, hitting the driver.

The driver was identified as 32-year-old Jorge Garcia. Garcia was transported to Nebraska Medicine for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing.

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

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