Authorities arrest two teens wanted in connection to Westroads Mall shooting

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UPDATE: Police say a teenage boy has been arrested on a murder warrant in a shooting at a Omaha mall that left one man dead and a woman injured.

Omaha police say 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones (pictured below) was arrested Sunday on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting Saturday at the Westroads Mall in Omaha.

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Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told 3 News Now that Woolridge-Jones will be charged as an adult.

Eighteen-year-old Brandon Woolridge-Jones (pictured below) was earlier arrested on a charge of being an accessory to the shooting.

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Police haven’t released the name of a third man they consider a person of interest in the shooting.

Police say 21-year-old Trequez Swift was shot and died at an Omaha hospital.

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Omaha Police issued a warrant for first-degree murder for 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones on Sunday.

The warrant is in connection to a shooting at Westroads Mall on Saturday that left one person dead and another injured.

If you know where he is, call the OPD homicide unit at 402-444-5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.

Police also arrested 18-year-old Brandon Woolridge-Jones on one count of accessory to a felony in connection to the homicide at the mall.

Woolridge-Jones was booked at Douglas County Corrections.

The investigation into Saturday’s mall shooting is ongoing.

Omaha Police said in a tweet Sunday morning that 16-year-old Makhi Woolridge-Jones was arrested in connection to Saturday’s shooting at Westroads Mall.

Woolridge-Jones was wanted on a first-degree murder charge after the shooting at Westroads Mall that left one person dead and another injured. This marks the second shooting at the mall just this year.

Anyone with information on Saturday’s shooting/homicide is asked to call the OPD homicide unit at 402.444.5656 or Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402.444.STOP.

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