Omaha Police find another suspect in 2020 homicide

Police announced Saturday they were looking for Jerry Johnson in connection to a homicide
A man was arrested in connection an Omaha homicide case from 2020
Published: Jan. 21, 2023 at 4:59 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Omaha Police said they have arrested a suspect in a 2020 homicide case.

The Omaha Police Department had been asking for the public’s help in finding 57-year-old Jerry Johnson, who was booked into Douglas County Corrections on charges of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Jerry Johnson
Jerry Johnson(Omaha Police Department)

Police said Johnson is a suspect in the homicide of Ebony King on April 15, 2020, near north 25th Street and Hartman Avenue. King was a mother and small business owner.

An arrest in the 2020 homicide was made in May 2021. Omaha Police arrested then-31-year-old Anthony Triplett after homicide detectives identified him as a suspect. He was charged with first-degree murder.

The Omaha Police Department is seeking public assistance in finding Johnson. Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPD Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers.

Tips leading to the arrest of a homicide fugitive can be eligible for an enhanced $5,000 reward.