Lincoln Police release identity of victim in homicide
LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Lincoln Police released the identity of a man killed Thursday morning at his home near 28th and F Streets.
LPD Assistant Chief Jason Stille said 57-year-old Henry Lee Jones was killed during a fight.
“It may have been a disagreement over property,” Stille said.
Officers were initially dispatched to a report of two men fighting around 6:30 a.m. Police said Jones was unresponsive when officers arrived. He was taken to a local hospital where he died.
LPD said shortly after the incident, a Lancaster County Deputy observed suspects getting into two different vehicles at the U-Suds Laundromat on South 27th Street between Randolph and Capitol Parkway. Traffic stops on both vehicles were conducted and five people were contacted.
Thirty-two-year-old Derrick Pearson and 31-year-old Briana Jelinek were arrested for Manslaughter and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony. Twenty-five-year-old Micah Berggren was arrested for Second Degree Assault and Use of a Weapon to Commit a Felony.
“We consulted with the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office and that was the recommended charge,” Stille said.
According to LPD, the people arrested and the victim knew each other.
LPD said they recovered a couple blunt objects at the scene that may have been used in the fight. have An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.
This is Lincoln’s first homicide of the year.
This investigation is ongoing, and police encourage anyone with information to call 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.
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