An Omaha man who was a big supporter of his friend's clothing company, which promotes the good life in Nebraska, was Omaha's latest homicide victim.
Delayno B. Wright, 24, was shot near a west Omaha club early Monday and died later at the Nebraska Medical Center.
The easy-going guy who brought joy and comfort to his friends is the 25th homicide victim this year.
Wright was usually wearing a shirt emblazoned with the words: “The Good Life.”
Wright's friend Adam Goff, owner of The Good Life 402 clothing company, began raising money for Wright's funeral arrangements and started a memorial page on Facebook Tuesday.
Goff said the brand promotes Nebraska.
“It's about good things happening here, good people, good style,” Goff said.
Wright believed in the enterprise, Goff said, and lived its philosophy of “unity, family and laid-back living.”
“Delayno was that guy everybody got along with. He was always there if you needed him,” Goff said.
“It's a real devastating thing to everybody. We're hurting pretty bad.”
Wright worked at an O'Reilly Auto Parts store in Omaha. His most recent listed address was in Bellevue.
He had never been charged with a violent crime.
“Delayno wasn't involved in anything; that's why nobody can understand why he was shot,” Goff said.
Wright was also known for diffusing volatile situations or leaving before they became overheated or violent.
Goff said Wright had been at the Halo Ultra Lounge, near 175th Street and West Center Road, with his girlfriend and other friends.
“(Halo) was probably the last place somebody would think another person would have a gun,” he said.
At 12:20 a.m. Monday, police were called to a report of gunshots. Wright was taken by private vehicle to nearby Lakeside Hospital.
He was then transported by ambulance to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he died.
Goff said the shooting may have stemmed from Wright's effort to protect his girlfriend from handsy club-goers.
Goff believed Wright was shot in the back as he walked away from a confrontation.
Wright is survived by his parents and siblings.
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