Omaha's latest homicide victim had served time in prison for dealing drugs.
Relatives found Levi Brown, 34, shortly before 10 p.m. Monday on the floor of his house at 4921 N. 60th St., said Officer James Shade, a police spokesman. Paramedics were unable to revive him.
Tuesday, Shade said Brown had been shot. Police had made no arrests.
Brown's family members, who were gathered at his house Tuesday, declined to comment.
Brown had been shot before. He was found wounded last June 11 inside a car near 46th Street and Redman Avenue. The car had crashed and knocked down a fence and jungle gym.
Brown was convicted of possession with intent to distribute cocaine in 2003, according to Nebraska court records. He was originally sentenced to more than 19 years in prison and five years of supervised release.
Court records from 2005 show that Brown's prison sentence was reduced to three years and nine months for offering “substantial assistance in investigating or prosecuting another person.”
Brown testified in a federal court case against Rashad McKay and Sterling McKoy, who were both convicted of conspiracy to distribute narcotics. Brown said in court testimony that he had purchased crack from McKoy in 1998 and from McKay in 2000.
Several neighbors said Monday night that they hadn't heard or seen anything unusual.
Dimetrius Sharp, who lives with his wife and three children across the street from Brown, said he moved to the area about four months ago. He had seen Brown a few times, but Brown kept to himself.
“That's only a couple doors down from my house,” Sharp said. “I wasn't expecting that when I came home from work last night.”
World-Herald staff writer Maggie O'Brien contributed to this report.