An 18-year-old Omaha man was ordered held without bail Wednesday in connection with the 2015 slaying of a 23-year-old woman.

Shadow Harlan has been charged with first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the fatal shooting of DePrecia Neelon. In a separate, more recent case, he’s charged with theft by receiving stolen property worth more than $5,000.

Harlan is the third person authorities have connected to Neelon’s death.

On Aug. 6, 2015, Neelon pulled her daughter away from a fire that was started by at least two men outside 2021 Pinkney St. When she went out to douse the flames, she was shot at least six times.

Prosecutor Anthony Clowe said witnesses told authorities that Harlan was one of the shooters.

Preston Pope, 28, was sentenced in November to life in prison after he was convicted by a jury for the slayings of Neelon and Garion Johnson, who was killed two days after Neelon.

Marcus Short, 29, is in the middle of his trial on first-degree murder charges in the deaths of Neelon and Johnson.

Harlan himself was shot about 3 a.m. Saturday near 36th and Lake Streets. Clowe said Harlan stole a vehicle and drove it to a hospital after he was shot.

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Alia Conley covers breaking news, crime, crime trends, the Omaha Police Department and initial court hearings. Follow her on Twitter @aliavalentine. Phone: 402-444-1068.

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