A Lincoln Northeast High School sophomore has been arrested in Mississippi and charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of a 22-year-old Lincoln resident in March.
16-year-old Natavian Morton has been charged in the murder of Edgar Union, Jr.
Lincoln Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister says additional arrests could be forthcoming.
“We do believe there is a potential for additional arrests,” Bliemeister tells reporters during a media briefing. “As I’ve stated that there were approximately 20 individuals that were present outside of the residence when the shooting of Edgar Union, Jr. occurred.”
Morton must be extradited to be brought back to Nebraska.
The shooting occurred only three hours about a fight broke out at a nearby Lincoln high school, prompting higher security measures in schools throughout the city.
Bliemeister credits the department’s partnership with the Metro Fugitive Taskforce for finding Morton. The United States Marshals Service and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force arrested Morton without incident in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Local prosecutors charged Morton April 11th with second-degree murder, shooting into an occupied dwelling and two counts of use of a firearm to commit a felony.
Union died early Monday afternoon among a group of about 20 gathered on a residential street near Union College.
Morton is the third person arrested in the shooting death.
William Padmore, KLIN, contributed to this story.