- Associated Press - Friday, May 26, 2017

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A suspect has been arrested and charged in a fatal north Omaha shooting earlier this year.

Omaha police say in a written release that 20-year-old Malcolm Ward, of Omaha, was arrested Wednesday. Online court records show he was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and two weapons counts in shooting of 29-year-old Brandon Mutum. Ward’s public defender did not immediately return a message Friday seeking comment.

Police say officers were sent to a north Omaha home a little after 3 a.m. on April 20 for a reported shooting and found Mutum wounded. He was taken to Nebraska Medical Center, where he died.

Officials say Mutum had been shot several times.


This story has been corrected to show Ward is charged with first-degree murder, not second-degree murder.

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