A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with the March 2017 slaying of an Omaha man.

Police said Thursday that they arrested Forrest Cox on a warrant charging him with first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and possession of a gun by a prohibited person in connection with the shooting death of 25-year-old Laron Rogers.

Rogers was in the parking lot of a convenience store at 42nd Street and Ames Avenue about 7:45 p.m. on March 6, 2017, when he was shot, authorities have said. He died 16 days later.

Rogers worked at a Boost Mobile cellphone store on Northwest Radial Highway, his sister, LaShunna Brown, has said.

A year ago, police told his family that Rogers’ assailant was most likely someone he knew because Rogers had been in a vehicle that was not his own when he was shot.

Police have said the assailant was in a white Chevrolet Impala with no license plates.

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