An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Brian Faeller in Bellevue.
Dakota Pirruccello was found Wednesday night in Omaha and taken into custody without incident, said Lt. Andy Jashinske of the Bellevue Police Department. He also was booked into the Sarpy County Jail on suspicion of robbery and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Faeller, 23, was fatally wounded in a shooting about 10 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Pheasant Ridge Apartments, near 36th Street about a mile south of Nebraska Highway 370.
He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center in extremely critical condition and pronounced dead there.
Faeller’s mother, Michelle Faeller Bridger, said her son lived at the apartment complex. He had just been hired at an Omaha hair and beauty products manufacturer, she said.
In 2014, Pirruccello was charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor, in Douglas County Juvenile Court. He was ordered to begin indefinite probation and complete 20 hours of community service.
In November of 2017, a judge revoked Pirruccello’s probation for failure to follow guidelines and ordered him to be confined to the Douglas County Youth Center. In February 2018, he was ordered to be placed in the Hastings Regional Center for chemical dependency evaluation.
Pirruccello was released from probation on Nov. 8, 2018, about two weeks before his 18th birthday.
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