- 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.

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


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