Makhi Woolridge Jones Wiki – Makhi Woolridge Jones Bio
Makhi Woolridge Jones has been arrested on a murder warrant in a shooting at a Nebraska mall that left one man dead and a woman injured.
Omaha police say Woolridge Jones was arrested Sunday on a charge of first-degree murder in the shooting Saturday at the Westroads Mall in Omaha.
He is 16 years old.
The shooting, which took place around noon Saturday, forced the evacuation and eventually closing the mall for the day. Late Saturday, police identified the victims as Trequez Swift, 21, and Ja’Keya Veland, 22.
Update on the Westroads Homicide. pic.twitter.com/SS2QWVpmKK
— Omaha Police Dept (@OmahaPolice) April 18, 2021
In a news conference Saturday afternoon in the mall’s parking lot, police said a man later identified as Swift suffered gunshot wounds inside the mall. He was treated at CHI Health Bergan Mercy Hospital, where he later died.
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Veland was taken by private vehicle to CHI Health Immanuel Hospital, where she received treatment for an injury that was not life-threatening.
Witnesses reported hearing several shots.
Many of those working or shopping in the mall were sheltered in place, but they all were allowed to leave just over an hour after the shooting.
Officials initially called it a “potential active shooter” situation, but by 1:15 p.m., they had determined there was no ongoing threat.
Makhi Woolridge Jones Arrested
The Metro Fugitive Task Force took Makhi Woolridge-Jones into custody without incident. Police thanked citizens for contacting Crime Stoppers with tips that helped lead to his arrest.
Also, investigators have arrested Brandon Woolridge-Jones, 18, for one count of accessory to a felony. He was located by officers and booked at Douglas County Corrections.
Police haven’t released the name of a third man they consider a person of interest in the shooting.
Police say 21-year-old Trequez Swift was shot and died at an Omaha hospital.