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16-year-old boy arrested in connection with shooting in north Omaha

16-year-old boy arrested in connection with shooting in north Omaha

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Omaha police announced an arrest Sunday in connection with the shooting of a 40-year-old man in north Omaha. 

Willie Hatten, 40, was taken to Nebraska Medical Center in critical condition, although police said his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. A hospital spokeswoman said Sunday that Hatten's condition has been upgraded to serious. 

Police said Sunday that a 16-year-old male has been arrested in connection with the shooting that occurred just before 11 a.m. Friday near 24th Street and Kansas Avenue. The teen was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of first-degree assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Staff writers Alia Conley and Kevin Cole contributed to this report.

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Reece covers Omaha City Hall, including the City Council and Mayor's Office, and how decisions by local leaders affect Omaha residents. He's a born-and-raised Nebraskan and UNL graduate. Follow him on Twitter @reecereports. Phone: 402-444-1127​

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

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