Arrests made in connection to Omaha homicide
OMAHA, Neb. -- Three men have been arrested on gun-charges that are connected to an Omaha homicide from last week that killed one and injured seven.
The Omaha Police Department said they arrested 25-year-old Imhotep Davis, 25-year-old Kiwan Dampeer, and 28-year-old Tyvel Lampkin-Davis.
Officers said Davis was charged with gun possession on school property, tampering with evidence, and gun possession by prohibited person. Lampkin-Davis was charged for gun possession on school property and accessory to felony. Both men were reportedly part of the seven that were injured.
According to authorities, Dampeer was charged for shooting at an occupied dwelling, use of a weapon to commit a felony, gun possession by prohibited person, gun possession on school property, and bond review - he has two previous felony charges. Dampeer is currently on U.S. probation for previous felony crimes.
Officials said the shooting happened on Nov. 13 at 33rd St. and Ames Ave. around 4:10 a.m. Two victims were found at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital for their injuries. One of them, 20-year-old Karly Wood, later died at the hospital.
OPD said six other victims showed up at a nearby hospitals by private vehicles but their injuries were reportedly non-life-threatening.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer released a statement saying:
"It is imperative OPD pieces together what took place so resolve can come for the victims and their families. At this point in the investigation, an after-hours party was occurring and a confrontation took place resulting in gunfire. There is no indication it was a random shooting. Extra OPD resources are being utilized and police presence will increase for the time being. Extra OPD resources are being utilized and police presence will increase for the time being."
The investigation is still ongoing and anyone with information can contact the OPD Homicide Unit at 402-444-5656, or anonymously contact Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP, at www.omahacrimestoppers.org, or on the P3 Tips mobile app. An anonymous tip leading to the arrest of a homicide suspect is eligible for an enhanced reward of $25,000.