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30-year-old Omaha man dies in shooting near 39th and Grant Streets

30-year-old Omaha man dies in shooting near 39th and Grant Streets

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Three arrests have been made in connection with the shooting death of a 30-year-old man in northeast Omaha early Sunday.

Police were called to the area of 39th and Grant Streets shortly after 3 a.m. on a report of a shooting. Officers found Loyal C. Brown III of Omaha dead from gunshot wounds, a police spokesman said.

Later in the day, Omaha police arrested Prentis Reddick, 32, on suspicion of one count of criminal homicide. Shaquia Pettiford, 26, and Thea Pettiford, 46, were arrested on suspicion of accessory to criminal homicide.

This is Omaha's 38th homicide of the year. That compares with 22 killings in 2019 and 21 in 2018. 

Anyone with information about the slaying is urged to contact Omaha Crime Stoppers anonymously at 402-444-STOP, at omahacrimestoppers.org or at p3tips.com. Tips leading to an arrest in a homicide suspect are eligible for a $25,000 reward.

kevin.cole@owh.com, 402-444-1272

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