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Lincoln man charged in connection with fatal party shooting

July 7, 2021 GMT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Lincoln man faces second-degree murder and firearms charges after police say he fatally shot another man at a party last month.

Lincoln police said they’ve arrested 26-year-old Shantrel Hickey. They said he was seen firing a gun in the direction of 31-year-old Deontae Abron during a June 12 party in Lincoln around 4 a.m. Abron was shot in the face and died at an Omaha hospital three days later.

Police said a fight broke out at the party, gunshots were fired and people fled the area. Officers said they processed the scene, canvassed the area and obtained video from neighbors, witnesses and businesses. They said they identified Shantrel Hickey and 24-year-old Daqwan Hickey as people who were shooting in the vicinity.

According to police, Daqwan Hickey was seen firing a gun into the air.

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Police said they arrested Daqwan Hickey during a traffic stop in Lincoln Tuesday evening. He was charged with felon in possession of a firearm. Shantrel Hickey was arrested a short time later at an apartment and charged with 2nd degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony and felon in possession of a firearm.

Online court records did not list an attorney for either man.