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Charges against suspect allegedly involved in fatal domestic incident amended

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Posted at 12:39 PM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 14:16:29-04

Update 6/8/21

Police say charges against Devon Engel, the suspect named in the death of 22-year-old Shaleigh Sovey, have been amended to "manslaughter and two counts of child abuse."

He was previously booked at the Douglas County Department of Corrections for "1st-degree domestic violence, assault and two counts of Felony Child Abuse/Neglect."

Sovey died from her injuries on Tuesday, May 18.

Previous story 5/21/21

A 22-year-old woman died Tuesday after sustaining injuries over the weekend according to Omaha Police.

Around 10 p.m. Sunday, authorities responded to 1009 S. 28th St for CPR in progress.

The victim, 22-year-old Shaleigh Sovey, suffered a head injury and was transported to Nebraska Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.

The suspect, 22-year-old Devon Engel, was arrested and booked into Douglas County Corrections for 1st Degree Domestic Violence Assault and two counts of Felony Child Abuse/Neglect.

On Tuesday, May 18, Sovey died from her injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and is being conducted by the OPD Homicide Unit.

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