Omaha Police: 13 and 15-year-old boys arrested in connection to August homicide

A 19-year-old man was killed in a home invasion in late August
Two Omaha teenagers are looking at spending time in jail after being charged with first-degree murder.
Published: Nov. 4, 2022 at 12:21 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Two teenagers have been arrested after police said they are connected to the shooting death of 19-year-old Alon Reed.

According to Omaha Police, a 15-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy have been arrested in relation to the Aug. 30 homicide.

They’ve both been charged with first-degree murder, use of a weapon - gun - to commit a felony and criminal conspiracy.

Omaha Police says the 15-year-old was arrested Dallas, Texas on Oct. 18 by the North Texas Fugitive Task Force.

The incident happened near 52nd Street and Curtis Avenue around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30. Reed and his mother were home at the time. His mother called 911.

Reed was declared dead at the scene after police arrived.

Two teens have been arrested in connection to the shooting

Douglas County prosecutors say the 15-year-old boy was the getaway driver in the killing.

Prosecutors say it was late August when the teen and his associate stole a car and drove to North High School.

The two were picked up on security cameras. While outside of the school, someone else hands the teenager a gun. He eventually gives the gun to his associate.

Prosecutors say the accused teenager then drove his associate to 52nd and Curtis.

“That associate points a gun at the owner, the victim’s mother, demanding to know where the victim is. He then searches for her son and she is able to escape out the front door. As she is escaping she hears multiple gunshots.”

“Officers are called in and find the victim deceased at the scene. An autopsy revealed he was shot nine times.”

Prosecutors believe it was the 15-year-old who drove the killer away from the scene.

He’s an aider and abettor,” said Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine. “Somebody who’s involved in a case from the standpoint of planning, knowing what’s going to take place, aiding or assisting that person in committing the crime is as guilty as the person that holds the gun.”

Prosecutors want to try the teen as an adult.

“The defense council has the option. I’m sure they have the duty to file a motion to transfer, the judge will have to look at but we think it belongs in adult court.”

The accused teenager has two pending cases in juvenile court, a preliminary hearing date is set for Dec. 5.