Last week the little girl had just finished eating breakfast when a stray bullet from a gun battle a block away went through her home and struck her.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. Omaha police did arrest five men in connection to a stolen vehicle that was seen leaving the area at the time of the shooting. No charges have been made in the shooting itself.
The community of Omaha continues to support Payton’s family. The Omaha Black Police Officers Association held a benefit for Payton last night at the Pizza Ranch restaurant. Officers waited tables and all tips and a portion of all sales went to her memorial fund. The event was well attended.