November 10, 2014
A second man has been arrested on suspicion of playing a role in the September fatal shooting of an Omaha jewelry store owner during a botched robbery.
Authorities said Wednesday that 20-year-old Christopher Hicks is being held on suspicion of receiving stolen property, violation of probation and felony criminal conspiracy.
Police have not said what role Hicks is believed to have played in the Sept. 17 shooting death of 71-year-old James Minshall Sr.
Another man, 18-year-old Milton Dortch Jr., pleaded not guilty last month to first-degree murder and weapons charges in Minshall’s death.
Police say Dortch told officers he shot Minshall three times at his store, JR’s Jewelry & Gifts, because he thought Minshall was reaching for a gun.