Update: Shooting Suspect Arrested

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A man wanted in connection with an Omaha shooting earlier this month has been arrested.

The Metro Fugitive Task Force took 24-year-old Brandon Patterson into custody in the area of 40th and Bedford. He was booked for two counts of first-degree assault, one count of use of a weapon to commit a felony and one count of use of a weapon by a prohibited person.

A warrant for Patterson's arrest was issued on June 15th for the June 12th shooting of 31-year-old Stephen Cabbell, wounded while mowing his lawn near North 42nd Street and Bedford Avenue.

The neighborhood has seen more than its share of gunfire. Cabbell was shot a few blocks away from where 5-year-old Peyton Benson was killed by a stray bullet in January. Those who live in the area say they see the familiar yellow tape and police on a regular basis. “I heard two bangs, pow, pow and then a fling going by my window."

"There was no screeching or nothing, just went to the door and saw a lot of stuff going on out here," said Barbara Pointer. "Just one shot, I heard.” Pointer has lost two loved ones to violence and is growing tired of all the shootings. “Yeah, my son years ago. Then my grandson about four years ago. So it’s real bad.”

She can’t believe this is still happening. “No, I can’t believe it, I really can’t. Don’t seem like nothing is stopping. I wish to God this would stop because too many babies and people are getting shot now.”


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