Lincoln death investigation

Lincoln police investigate the scene where a man was found dead Monday.

Police have identified the man who was killed in a shooting Monday in north-central Lincoln.

James Carr, 27, of Lincoln, was declared dead at the scene of the shooting, near 20th and Holdrege Streets, officials said.

Meanwhile, another Lincoln man, Matthew Pavey, 24, was being held in connection with the homicide.

Pavey was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony, Lincoln Police Capt. Bob Farber said.

About 11:35 a.m. Monday, police and a rescue squad were called to a home near 20th and Holdrege to investigate reports of a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Police said they found Carr lying in front of 1337 N. 20th St. with multiple gunshot wounds.

An autopsy on Carr’s body was scheduled for Tuesday.

Police said Pavey had been talking outside with Carr just before the shooting. The two men had been feuding for some time, police said.

Pavey was taken into custody around 2:30 p.m. at a residence in the 2900 block of South 11th Street. He was being held at the Lancaster County Jail.

A woman also was taken into custody Monday afternoon and questioned in connection with the slaying, but Farber said she hadn’t been arrested.

The killing remains under investigation, Farber said. Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Lincoln police at 402-441-6000 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers, 402-475-3600.

In 2015, Lincoln was on its way to getting through the year without a single homicide. But on Nov. 29, Richard P. Randall Jr., 19, of Plattsmouth was killed by gunfire in a house at 321 S. 48th St. during a botched robbery. Two men were arrested in connection with Randall’s slaying.

And that evening, police shot and killed Zachary J. Grigsby, 29, of Central City, at 73rd and Adams Streets in northeast Lincoln. Police said Grigsby pulled a gun on three officers, shooting one in the arm. Police returned fire.

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