A 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the shooting death of a man in a South Omaha tobacco store.
Police said Jacobi Terry of Omaha also was arrested on suspicion of use of a gun to commit a felony in the death of Bahy Altairi, 21. Terry was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center.
Officers were called to Tobacco and Vape, 3202 L St., about 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2 to investigate a shooting. Altairi was found inside the store and pronounced dead.
A surveillance camera in the store took a photo of a suspect. Police released an image to the public and asked for help identifying the person.
Terry is a junior at Omaha Central High School, a spokesman for the Omaha Public Schools said.
"Crime Stoppers was instrumental in solving this case. I want to thank the community for providing anonymous tips that led our department to arrest and charge the suspect," Chief Todd Schmaderer said in a statement.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to the Omaha Police Department's Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656 or Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP. Tips leading to an arrest in a homicide are eligible for up to a $25,000 reward.
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