Feb 14, 2020 11:00 AM

Prosecutors: Omaha teen shooting believed to be accidental

Posted Feb 14, 2020 11:00 AM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Investigators believe the shooting of a 15-year-old Omaha boy was accidental, Douglas County's top prosecutor said Thursday.

A 14-year-old is suspected of shooting to death 15-year-old Sylas Lieb inside a northeast Omaha home on Wednesday night. Officers called to the scene around 7:15 p.m. said Lieb had been shot in the chest.

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine told television station KETV that Lieb, the 14-year-old suspect and an 18-year-old had been smoking marijuana most of the day before the shooting happened and said that the shooting was accidental.

The 14-year-old was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of manslaughter. The Associated Press typically does not name juveniles charged with crimes.

Omaha Central High School Principal Ed Bennett said in a note sent Thursday to the families of Central students that Lieb was a 10th grader at the downtown school, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Lieb has also attended Franklin Elementary School and Lewis & Clark Middle School, both in Omaha.

Counselors were to be counselors available at Central High for students on Thursday, Bennett said.

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Kansas teen accused in shooting death of her boyfriend
Rina Nguyen photo Sedgwick Co.

SEDGWICK COUNTY — Law enforcement authorities are investigating a murder and have a teenage suspect in custody.

Just before 6p.m. Wednesday, police responded to a shooting at a home in the 1500 Block of South Battin in Wichita, according to police Lt. Jeff Gilmore.

At the scene, officers located a victim identified as  22-year-old Amare Holt with multiple gunshot wounds. EMS transported him to a local hospital where he died, according to Gilmore.

Investigators learned that 18-year-old Rina Nguyen and her boyfriend Holt were at the home and  got into an argument. During the disagreement, Nguyen pulled out a handgun and fired it at Holt as he was walking out the front door of the residence.

Gunshots also struck a nearby occupied home, according to Gilmore but there were no other injuries. A 17-year-old girl also at the home was not injured, according to Gilmore.

After the shooting, Nguyen fled the residence in a vehicle but returned a short time later and was arrested on requested charges of first-degree murder and discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, according to Gilmore.