A benefit account has been set up for Jacquez Lewis. Lewis was killed when gunfire rang out outside of a social hall on Friday night.
Three other victims, 14-year-old Aleeah Whitcomb, 20-year-old Tahfahn Dennis and 22-year-old Omar Williams, are expected to survive. Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 402-444-7867.
Lewis was attending Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs and was enlisting in the United States Marine Corps.
Jacquez was celebrating when a gunman fired shots into the crowd at the Social Hall around 11:45 p.m., injuring three and making Lewis the year's first homicide victim.
Jacquez Lewis Benefit Accout
Metro Credit Union
1910 South 44th Street
Omaha, NE 68139
Omaha, NE 68139
"We always say things like wrong time, but I think he was at the right spot when evil came and interrupted his life," says James Washington, Jacquez's uncle. "He was trying to enjoy himself and just be social."
According to one person who was there, the shooter opened the door and began firing. Four were hit by the rounds, Lewis was the only one to die. "He always was in school, his mind stayed focused on, not the streets and stuff like that, but actually trying to make a career," says Washington.
The family is turning to each other for support. The prayers this night were for the community to end the violence, for everyone to be more like Jacquez Lewis.
"He always looked after his little brother, he always tried to be an example for his little brother," says Washington. "He never was involved in any gangs or anything like that."
A check of court and police records turned up no record or report with Jacquez Lewis' name on it. His father tells Channel 6 News Jacquez was going to use his Marine Corps money to finish school.
Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 402-444-7867.
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