Jarrell Milton, a 12-year-old boy shooting suspect, was captured and arrested in Minnesota. Milton accused of shooting and killing Jamymell Ray near Miller Park in Omaha, Nebraska, on June 29. Charles Fisher, 30, was also wounded in the attack.
The 12-year-old shooting suspect is one of three individuals allegedly involved in the Omaha shooting. Jarrell Milton was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshals Service. The boy will be booked and then returned promptly to Nebraska.
The Omaha World-Herald reports that Milton was the only one of the suspects in the Omaha shooting to remain at large. The two other suspects in the Miller Park murder, aged 15 and 17, were arrested last week.
Jamar Milton, 17, (the 12-year-old shooting suspect’s brother) and Shuntayvious Primes-Willis, 15, have been charged with first-degree murder. The teens appeared in court and were denied bond on Tuesday. Prosecutors say that Ray and Fisher had arranged to meet Milton and his friends in the park.
According to a Douglas County prosecutor, Jarrell Milton and the teens says planned to rob Jamymell Ray and his friend. The young men allegedly “lured” the victims to a more secluded area of Miller Park on the pretense of conducting a marijuana buy.
Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told WOWT that Milton, his brother, and the friend all carried weapons into Miller Park. Jarrell Milton is the youngest murder suspect in the state, according to the prosecutor’s best recollection.
“There’s a question in regards to the 12-year-old under the new law, whether we can proceed in adult court, so we’ll get him into custody and then make that determination,” Kleine said. When asked if the three suspects had gang ties, the Omaha prosecutors responded, “There isn’t any question in my mind.”
Nebraska’s largest city has suffered from gang violence recently, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer told KETV.
“Today’s victim turns into tomorrow’s suspect, and that’s the retaliatory nature of what we’re seeing,” Chief Schmaderer added. “But also, we are concerned about downward pressure from some of the older gang members pushing the younger ones to do some of the dirty work.”
Fisher escaped the park after being wounded, and ultimately identified his two teen attackers in a police lineup. Fisher has been released from an Omaha area hospital and is recovering from his injuries.