LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – The Lincoln Police Department shared new details on Monday regarding the weekend homicide in the Near South neighborhood, adding it was a disturbance about dogs that quickly escalated.
According to Assistant Chief Brian Jackson, Saturday morning at 10:19 a.m. officers were dispatched to S 18th Street and Euclid Avenue for report of a person being shot.
LPD said responding officers found 18-year-old Julian Martinez, of Lincoln, with a single gunshot wound to his upper torso.
At the same time, Assistant Chief Jackson said dispatchers told officers that a caller said he’d just shot someone.
According to Assistant Chief Jackson, the investigation so far has determined that this was a neighborhood disturbance about dogs that escalated quickly.
Officers arrested 29-year-old Armon Rejai of Lincoln for Second-Degree Homicide.
LPD said Rejai and Martinez lived in adjacent properties.
Investigators said they’re looking into rumors of a possible break-in ahead of the shooting.
Lancaster County Attorney Pat Condon said his office is making a determination on charges as of Monday morning.
LPD asks anyone with information to to call (402) 441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at (402) 475-3600.
This is the first homicide in Lincoln for 2023.
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