Detective testifies that domestic assault, melee preceded March homicide

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Posted: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 12:00 am

A domestic assault quickly escalated into a melee and then a fatal shooting at an after-hours party last month, an Omaha homicide detective testified Wednesday.

Officer Sherry King detailed the events that led up to the March 7 death of Brandon Samuels, 21, to a packed Douglas County Court room. King testified that several witnesses picked Laron M. Jones, 23, out of a photo lineup as the man who shot Samuels about 2:45 a.m. at 6919 N. 24th St.

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