IMG_5060

A man died in a shooting Wednesday night inside a home near 35th and Hamilton Streets.

A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the Wednesday night shooting death of a 15-year-old inside a home near 35th and Hamilton Streets.

Police found Sylas Lieb, 15, dead in the home at 1405 N. 35th St. Officers were called to the address about 7:15 p.m.

The 14-year-old was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of manslaughter.

Ed Bennett, the principal of Omaha Central High School, sent a note to Central families on Thursday noting that Lieb was a 10th grader at the downtown school.

"We are deeply saddened by the death of one of our Central High students, Sylas Lieb ... We extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family and are grieving as a school community.

"Many students will be affected by this news. We encourage you to be especially sensitive and prepared to offer support to your student during this time. We will have counselors available at Central High for students who wish to talk with someone today until 4:30 p.m."

A spokesman for the Omaha Public Schools said Lieb had attended Franklin Elementary School and Lewis & Clark Middle School.

Sign up for World-Herald news alerts

Be the first to know when news happens. Get the latest breaking headlines sent straight to your inbox.

Nancy Gaarder helps cover public safety and weather events as an editor on The World-Herald's breaking news desk. Follow her on Twitter @gaarder. Phone: 402-444-1102.

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

Recommended for you

Load comments

You must be a full digital subscriber to read this article You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.

Your sports-only digital subscription does not include access to this section.

Upgrade to full digital for only $3 extra per month. If you need assistance, call us at (844) 466-1452 or e-mail owhdigital@ggl.bhmginc.com.

To start a new subscription or to add digital access to your print subscription, click Sign Up to join Subscriber Plus.

If you’re already a digital subscriber, Log In.

If you need other assistance, call (844) 466-1452 or email owhdigital@ggl.bhmginc.com.

Learn more about Subscriber Plus.