Authorities have arrested a second 16-year-old boy connected to the Friday night stabbing of a pizza delivery man in a vacant apartment just north of Omaha.
Authorities today identified him as Marcus Robinson. They said he would be charged this afternoon with robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.
It is the fourth arrest connected to the death of 33-year-old Christopher P. Taylor.
Douglas County officials alleged that Robinson served as a getaway driver for three young Omaha boys who robbed the Pizza Hut delivery driver and then stabbed him to death.
Monday's arrest came after the identification of 16-year-old Bryton Gibbs, the suspect accused of wielding the knife used to stab Taylor. The stabbing occurred about 11 p.m. Friday at 6608 N. 89th Court — near Sorensen Parkway and Ida Street.
Taylor had less than $50 on him, police have said. Authorities will charge Gibbs as an adult.
Taylor, whose driver's license listed him as 5-foot-2 and 105 pounds, apparently was trying to get away when he was killed, Douglas County Sheriff's Sgt. Roger Goeser said Monday. Taylor had two stab wounds in his back, Goeser said.
A quick succession of arrests followed the homicide. Witnesses and physical evidence led authorities to arrest Gibbs, 18-year-old Larry Fountain and 19-year-old Dontavis McClain.
Officials said they think the three Omahans lured Taylor, a Pizza Hut delivery driver, to the vacant apartment.
"I think robbery was the initial motive," said Marty Bilek, chief deputy of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. "It might've been one of those things where maybe the robbery wasn't thrilling enough."
The official with knowledge of the incident said McClain pushed Taylor into the apartment as Fountain stood watch. Taylor apparently tried to protect himself with the bag drivers use to keep pizzas hot for deliveries — investigators found several slice marks in the bag, the official said.
After the attack, Taylor, who lived near 108th Street and West Maple Road, managed to stumble outside to the apartment's front walkway, where he collapsed and died, Bilek said.
The investigation accelerated once the first suspect, Fountain, was arrested Saturday, Bilek said. He was charged Monday with first-degree robbery and conspiracy.
"We were able to get on this right away," Bilek said. "It's just police work, interviewing witnesses." Fountain's arrest led police to arrest the other two suspects, Bilek said.
McClain and Gibbs were arrested by sheriff's deputies at 11 a.m. Sunday at a residence near 30th and Lake Streets. Both were charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy on Monday. Gibbs also was charged with suspicion of use of a weapon to commit a felony.
The exact circumstances of the crime still are being investigated.
The suspects have little, if any, adult criminal history in Douglas County. Fountain was sentenced to probation and community service after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge in April. His bail amount Sunday evening was listed at $100,000.
Court records for Gibbs show charges of criminal mischief, an attempt to harm himself or others, shoplifting and obstruction of administration of law, all of which were handled in juvenile court.
Gibbs had sporadic attendance in the Omaha Public Schools, said Luanne Nelson, an OPS spokeswoman. He attended one high school for one day this school year and another school for two days.
Managers at the Pizza Hut near 90th and Fort Streets, where Taylor worked, declined to comment, but the corporate office has issued a statement calling Taylor's death "a terribly sad and tragic situation."
Authorities waited until Sunday to identify Taylor because his next of kin had not yet been contacted. His parents were vacationing, said Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning.
Authorities believe that Taylor lived alone.
"It's an awful lot of violence," Bilek said. "How much (money) can a pizza delivery guy have on him?"
World-Herald staff writer Christopher Burbach contributed to this report.