Second Black Thief Arrested in Connection with Murder of White Jewelry Store Owner

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November 10, 2014

Jim Minshall was murdered by Blacks who were intent on robbing his jewelry store.

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.

The latest suspect arrested in connection with the Black-on-White killing.

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.

Milton Dortch pleaded not guilty to the murder last week.