October 17, 2019
Does this sound like something that would happen in a civilized, First World country to you?
Because it sure doesn’t seem that way to me.
Douglas County prosecutors allege the 17-year-old accused of murdering an Omaha tobacco store clerk also took part in a shooting two hours later that seriously injured a man in Northwest Omaha.
“It’s all about the guns,” Brenda Beadle, Chief Deputy County Attorney said.
Jacobi Terry, 17, was arrested and charged with first degree murder Tuesday for the October 2nd shooting death of Bahy Altairi, 21, who worked at his family’s tobacco and vape store near 32nd and “L” Streets.
On Friday, prosecutors charged Terry with assault in the first degree for the second shooting of Jared Sedlacek, criminal conspiracy and use of a deadly weapon.
The shooting at 32nd & “L” took place around 7:22 p.m Oct. 2nd. At 9:32 p.m., police were called to another shooting near 75th & Hartman Avenue. In both cases, the shooter used a rifle.
Investigators believe it was Terry who fired three shots with the same weapon that killed Altairi into a home, striking Sedlacek, 27 who was inside. Sedlacek suffered serious injuries, leaving him severely injured with some paralysis.
“He was inside the house and had nothing to do with these individuals and he wasn’t the intended target. He got shot through the house,” Beadle said.
Bahy Altairi, left, and Jared Sedlacek.