Omaha Police Look Into 6th Man for Slain Girl Link

Posted 8 months ago

By Associated Press

omaha-police(AP) — Omaha police have arrested a sixth man in connection with a neighborhood shooting tied to the death of a 5-year-old girl.

The Omaha Police Department said in a press release Friday that 21-year-old Jacob J. Brown faces a felony charge of theft by receiving. Court records do not list an attorney.

Brown is suspected of being involved in the theft of a vehicle in December. Police believe the car was later used in a Jan. 15 shooting in north Omaha involving several people. A stray bullet from the shooting hit 5-year-old Payton Benson about a block away.

Authorities have arrested five other men in connection to the stolen vehicle or the neighborhood shooting. They face various theft and gun charges.

No arrests have been made in Payton’s death.