5 men investigated for link to slain Omaha girl

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Associated Press

Posted on January 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 17 at 6:07 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Authorities have arrested five men as they investigate an Omaha neighborhood shooting tied to the death of a 5-year-old girl.

Three men — Vincent Hicks, Jaylen Montgomery and Adonus Moses — are charged with theft by receiving in connection with a stolen car in December. Police believe the car is linked to a Wednesday morning shooting in north Omaha involving several people. A stray bullet from the shooting hit 5-year-old Payton Benson about a block away.

Two other men — Shaun R. Murph Jr. and Kevin Peak — face separate charges. Murph is charged with possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person. Peak is charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Bail was set at $1 million each during arraignment hearings Friday. Court records do not list attorneys.

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