LPD releases name of weekend homicide victim

Zachariah Serna, 18-year-old male, was arrested for manslaughter.
Zachariah Serna, 18-year-old male, was arrested for manslaughter.(LPD)
Published: Jul. 4, 2020 at 9:15 AM CDT
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - The Lincoln Police Department has released the name of a man shot and killed this weekend.

LPD said the victim is 20-year-old Gavin Hall.

The shooting happened Saturday around 12:34 a.m. at a home on S 40th Street near Van Dorn Street in south Lincoln.

LPD officers were dispatched to the home and found Hall deceased with a gunshot wound to his head.

Investigators said Hall and 18-year old Zachariah Serna were bantering back and forth. They believe Serna retrieved a shotgun from his bedroom, walked toward Hall and discharged the firearm once, which hit Hall in the head.

LPD said Serna and Hall are roommates.

There was a small gathering at the home, according to police, and part of the investigation has included speaking to witnesses about what lead up to the shooting.

Crime scene technicians were at the home throughout the day on July 4th, processing the scene, as well as collecting digital and forensic evidence.

Serna was arrested and is facing manslaughter charges.

This investigation is ongoing and police are asking for those with any information to reach out to investigators at (402) 441-6000.

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