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Teen arrested on murder warrant in Westroads Mall shooting

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Posted at 10:04 AM, Apr 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-18 14:40:02-04

UPDATE 4/18/21 1 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP/KMTV) — Police say a teenage boy has been arrested on a murder warrant in a shooting at a Omaha mall that left one man dead and a woman injured.

Omaha police say 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones was arrested Sunday on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting Saturday at the Westroads Mall in Omaha.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told 3 News Now that Woolridge-Jones will be charged as an adult.

Eighteen-year-old Brandon Woolridge-Jones was earlier arrested on a charge of being an accessory to the shooting.

Police haven't released the name of a third man they consider a person of interest in the shooting.

Police say 21-year-old Trequez Swift was shot and died at an Omaha hospital.


OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha Police issued a warrant for first-degree murder for 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones on Sunday.

The warrant is in connection to a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday that left one person dead and another injured.

If you know where he is, call the OPD homicide unit at 402-444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

Police also arrested 18-year-old Brandon Woolridge-Jones on one count of accessory to a felony in connection to the homicide at the mall.

Woolridge-Jones was booked at Douglas County Corrections.

The investigation into Saturday's mall shooting is ongoing.

A note about use of the suspect's mugshot:

KMTV 3 News Now chose to publish the mugshot of a suspect wanted for first-degree murder in the Westroads Mall shooting because police are asking for help in finding him and he may pose a threat to the community. This complies with our newsroom guidelines for publishing mugshots. If and when the suspect is apprehended, we will discontinue using it.

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