A 44-year-old Omaha man appears to have been defending himself in a weekend shooting that claimed the life of Craig L. Brown, according to Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine.
The investigation, however, continues.
In the meantime, Dwayne K. Blackson has been charged with gun offenses that grew out of the Saturday afternoon shooting.
A judge on Tuesday ordered Blackson held on $100,000 bail on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen firearm. He must pay $10,000 – or 10 percent – to be released from Douglas County jail.
Blackson was imprisoned more than 20 years ago for felony possession of a controlled substance.
“There is evidence from the police investigation that the actions taken by the shooter were justified,” Kleine said Tuesday. “It appears that (Blackson) was the one being victimized, but our investigation is still ongoing.”
Brown, 23, was shot shortly after 2:30 p.m. near 45th Street and Larimore Avenue. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where he later died.
Last week, Kleine declined to file charges against an unidentified man who admitted responsibility for the shooting death of Kevin F. McIntrye, 28, of Omaha. McIntyre's twin brother, Branden, suffered a minor injury in the shooting that occurred Aug. 4 near 27th and Spencer Streets.
Kleine said the McIntyre shootings, which happened during a party, have been ruled justified. The man, whom Kleine declined to identify, turned himself in at Central Police Headquarters where he told officers he was being shot at and fired back in self-defense. A witness corroborated his story.
Investigators found shell casings from at least two weapons at the scene.
Kleine said the shooter had a registered firearm. The man was in legal possession of the weapon, Kleine said, and the owner is a relative.
Correction: An earlier version incorrectly stated the bail amount set for gun charges against Dwayne Blackson.