A 12-year-old boy is on the run after a fatal shooting in Omaha late last month, police say.
Jarrell Milton, 12, is wanted in the murder of Jamymell Ray, 31, that occurred around 4 p.m. in Miller Park last week, authorities said.
The pre-teen's brother, Jamar Milton, 17, and Shuntayvious Primes-Willis, 15, have already been arrested both were charged with first-degree murder. They were denied bond in court Tuesday afternoon.
Police say all three boys are responsible for the gunshots that injured Charles Fisher, 30, and killed Ray.
Fisher was taken to Creighton Hospital and Ray was taken to Nebraska Medical Center where he later died from his injuries.
Prosecutors believe the shooting was a set up and that Ray and Fisher were meeting the kids in the park where they would sell them marijuana, and are sure the suspects have gang ties, NBC station WOWT reported. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told WOWT that all three suspects had weapons.
"I don't recall ever seeing someone that young, charged with a crime that serious," Omaha police spokesman Michael Pecha told NBC News.
Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer told Omaha.com that the influence older gang members have on the younger ones can be alarming.
"Not only the shocking nature of just how young they are, but of concern is, are the older gang members putting pressure on the younger ones to do the dirty work?" Schmaderer said. “That is of concern to us and we will continue our high level operations to get into the fabric of gangs.”
The intentions are to try them as adults, Kleine told WOWT.
"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.