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July 30, 2012
For More Information Contact:
Chief of Police James Peschong, 402.441.7237
Officer Katie Flood, Public Information Officer, 402.441.7226

Lincoln Police Investigate Shooting

The Lincoln (NE) Police Department is investigating the death of 19 year old Naif Al-Kazahy. At 11:52 p.m., July 29, 2012, officers responded to the report of a shooting at S.14th & Sumner Streets. The victim was transported to the hospital and underwent surgery, but did not survive his injuries.

Initial witness statements describe the victim, his brother and a friend arguing with a group of individuals at 1328 Sumner Street. The incident escalated to a physical altercation and one man produced a shotgun. A single shot was fired, which struck Naif Al-Kazahy in the chest. The men involved knew one another and it is not the first time they have argued.

At 6:00 a.m., July 30, 2012, with the assistance of the Lincoln Police Department SWAT Team, a search warrant was served at 1328 Sumner Street. No one was found at the residence. The investigation is on-going. Crime Scene Technicians are processing the scene for evidence. Officers are still searching for the suspect and others that witnessed the shooting.

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