Bond was denied Monday for the suspect in the Pedestrian Bridge shooting that occurred in May.
Terrece Cox is charged with second degree murder, two counts of felony assault, and three counts of use of a weapon to commit a felony.
According to police, two victims positively identified Cox as the shooter in the May 29th. Cox is expected back in court July 1st.
After his court appearance Monday afternoon, Cox's mother, Richetta Henry, said she was surprised that her son is accused of murder.
“I wouldn't imagine him going to these lengths,” Henry said. “Now I will say he has had some situations with the law. You know what I'm saying. But to this degree, no.”
Prosecutors say the two men who were shot and survived told police that Cox was the shooter. But Henry believes there is more to the story.
“I just have a gut suspicion that the obvious took place. But there was a lot going on that night. I can't say which way. But I do offer my condolences to the family of the victim,” said Henry.
She says the whole situation is troubling.
“This situation is bigger than Mr. Richards and my son,” Henry said. “This is a mentality of the young folks nowadays in Omaha. And it's ridiculous. We suffer. We suffer, the parents, the family members. We're the ones really suffering behind this. And I want them to get it together.”
Cox is scheduled to be back in court for his preliminary hearing on July 1.
Twenty-three-year-old Terrece Cox faces charges of criminal homicide, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and two counts of felony assault. Twenty-seven-year-old Billy Kellogg faces a charge of being an accessory to a felony.
Witnesses told Channel 6 News the shooting of three men stemmed from an argument on the span which connects Omaha and Council Bluffs that spilled onto the walkway leading up to the structure around 1:15 a.m.
Twenty-six-year-old Shamari Richards later died from his injuries. Twenty-nine-year-old Kevin Jenkins and 19-year-old Jeremy Fejeran were treated for their injuries and released from the hospital.
The shooting focused attention on bridge security, but didn't stop many from attending the Bridge Beats concert Friday night. Several musical acts entertained the crowd while police officers on bikes patrolled. Those in attendance said the incident won’t keep them from enjoying the area. “There's a lot of protection around here, especially after a crime like that,” said Amanda Akins. “The city takes enforcement and does what they need to do just to keep everybody safe around here."