Update: Bond Set for Suspect in 4th of July Stabbing

The man accused of stabbing Delon Buford at a 4th of July party made his first court appearance Tuesday.

The judge set at ten percent of $50,000 for Braylon Hardemann. He was booked for second degree felony assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

The victim remains hospitalized and has declined an interview request.

Posted July 5, 2014

A man was stabbed at an Independence Day party early Saturday morning at the Florence Towers Apartments. Delon Buford was taken to the hospital for his injuries.

Omaha Police have arrested Braylon Hardeman for second degree felony assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

"All day it went smoothly, they set it off real nicely--that happened after the 4th," said Ronnell Johnson, Delon's cousin.

Neighbors say the party was organized by his mother, Tina Buford, for the entire apartment building. They say Delon and Braylon got into an argument while in the parking lot shooting off fireworks, and then it turned violent.

"We jumped out the car because we saw the ambulance and the fire department and she said what happened and they told her her son had been stabbed," said Shawtina Winn, Tina's friend who says Tina was at the store when the stabbing happened.

Neighbors say Tina tried to run to the ambulance to check on her son, but officers would not let her through.

"She swung to tell them to get off of her because she was trying to get to her baby and she was slammed on the ground and tased and handcuffed and now she's in jail," said Winn.

Tina has been booked for assault on an officer, but neighbors say the officers acted too aggressively with Tina, who they say was hysterical about her son.

"Her word against them, so who are they going to believe? The police. But she was just trying to get to her son, she wasn't assaulting the officers," said Johnson.

No word on Delon Buford's condition.

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