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2 killings still under investigation
Omaha World-Herald ^ | 15 Jan 09 | JUDITH NYGREN AND JASON KUIPER

Posted on 02/07/2009 1:28:04 PM PST by Drew68

Omaha police and the Douglas County Attorney's Office are investigating whether the shooting deaths of two people Tuesday night were justified.

A 16-year-old boy, who told his family that he was going to pick up a mouth grill he had ordered with Christmas money, was one of the two killed inside an Omaha business, relatives said Wednesday. Marcel Davis, a Northwest High School sophomore, had planned to wear his new grill at a funeral Wednesday, a great-aunt said.

Instead, the family is mourning his death after police confirmed what relatives already knew: Davis was shot to death at the Midwest Grillz & Jewelry store just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Also killed at the store was William J. "Willie" Wakefield, 29, police said. Davis' great-aunt said her nephew had gone to Midwest Grillz with an older friend. It wasn't immediately clear whether Wakefield was that friend.

A third person was treated at Creighton University Medical Center for a gunshot wound suffered at Midwest Grillz, 6209 Ames Ave. Brandon Boyce, 22, of Omaha walked into the hospital about a half-hour after the shooting.

Police would not say what connection any of the three might have had to the shooting. Officers also would not give details about what happened inside the store. Police said they were seeking no suspects and had made no arrests.

When asked, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine confirmed that the shooter was Andre McKesson, 24, owner of Midwest Grillz. His sister, Precious McKesson, said he is not a violent person and was taking the shooting "very hard."

Kleine said the investigation centers on whether the shootings were justified. He said more information probably would be made public today.

"At this time the (McKesson) family would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all families involved in this tragedy," Precious McKesson said in a statement.

She said that in the days before the shooting, the people who were shot had been asking others at a neighboring business where McKesson was and what kind of car he drove. She said her brother's phone had been turned off by the phone company. After it was turned back on Tuesday night, she said, he called customers, including the shooting victims, to say he had their grills.

Davis' great-aunt, Marilyn Kyles, one of several family members who gathered in the cold at 63rd Street and Ames Avenue on Wednesday, said her nephew and his friend had ordered metal grills to adorn their teeth.

Davis had called several times to see if his was ready, and each time was told no, his great-aunt said. Tuesday, the owner of Midwest Grillz called repeatedly to tell Davis to come by for his grill. She estimated that her nephew received a final call about 8:30 p.m.

Her nephew, she said, planned to wear it to the funeral of a man who was killed while committing a robbery a couple of weeks ago.

Kyles said her nephew would not have been part of a robbery. He had been in trouble, she said, but he didn't rob.

In November 2007, Davis was shot in the leg by an Omaha police officer. Davis had run when police stopped a car in which he was riding. The officer said he fired after the youth turned and pointed a gun at him. A loaded 9 mm handgun, which turned out to have been stolen, was found at the scene.

Davis initially was charged as an adult with assault on a police officer, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a stolen firearm. The case later was moved to juvenile court.

After his release from Douglas County Youth Detention Center, Davis enrolled at Northwest High, according to Omaha Public Schools records. He had been a student there for only a few weeks.

Wakefield was in and out of the criminal justice system dozens of times on an array of charges, ranging from traffic infractions to assault and robbery, according to court records.

Andre McKesson has been arrested several times, accused of misdemeanors — from marijuana possession to driving under suspension.

Tuesday, Omaha police responded at 10:25 p.m. to reports of a robbery and shooting. They found two people who had been hit by gunfire, said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Kleine said at least two guns were recovered from the scene.


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When asked, Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine confirmed that the shooter was Andre McKesson, 24, owner of Midwest Grillz.

I'm guessing that William Wakefield and Marcel Davis did not want to pay for their new grillz.

1 posted on 02/07/2009 1:28:04 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Marcel Davis, a Northwest High School sophomore, had planned to wear his new grill at a funeral Wednesday...

I wonder if Marcel will get to wear his new grill at his own funeral?

2 posted on 02/07/2009 1:37:25 PM PST by Cowboy Bob (Barack Obama: The Bernie Madoff of Politics)
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To: Drew68

2 more punks off the streets. This “kid” shot at a cop at the age of 14, why was he not in prison?


3 posted on 02/07/2009 1:38:48 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Drew68
Her nephew, she said, planned to wear it to the funeral of a man who was killed while committing a robbery a couple of weeks ago.

Bonus! Now he can wear it to his own.

4 posted on 02/07/2009 1:40:02 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Drew68
Who could show up to a funeral wearing an old grill?

Anyway was it charcoal or propane?

5 posted on 02/07/2009 1:40:50 PM PST by Mark was here (The earth is bipolar.)
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To: Drew68

Who in his right mind WOULD EVER start up a business that catered to gangstas?


6 posted on 02/07/2009 1:41:09 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Cowboy Bob
I wonder if Marcel will get to wear his new grill at his own funeral?

We've got Marcel's funeral, William's funeral and then the original guy's funeral they were going to wear their new "grillz" to. Maybe they can schedule all three for the same day, one after the next, so the funeral attendees can minimize suit-rental expenses since it will most likely be the same group going to all three.

7 posted on 02/07/2009 1:41:38 PM PST by Drew68
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To: LibWhacker
Apparently another gangsta’. The shooter had a rap sheet longer than the shootee,
8 posted on 02/07/2009 1:42:28 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Drew68

A 16-year-old boy, who told his family that he was going to pick up a mouth grill he had ordered with Christmas money

mouth grill?
What a sad and pathetic people we have become........


9 posted on 02/07/2009 1:43:10 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: Drew68
I'm SHOCKED that people with names like Marcel, Precious, "Willie", and Andre could be involved in a shooting just trying to conduct business at their friendly local "Mouth Grill" shop.

I haven't had any problems down at my local "Mouth Grill" shop. Have you? :(=)

10 posted on 02/07/2009 1:43:52 PM PST by DocH (Keep your powder dry and keep it in the black, fellow freedom-loving Patriots)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
What a sad and pathetic people we have become........

Not we, I don't know anyone who wears a mouth grill as a fashion accessory.

11 posted on 02/07/2009 1:45:07 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: JrsyJack
The shooter had a rap sheet longer than the shootee,

Yeah, but at least he looked like he was trying to run a business.

12 posted on 02/07/2009 1:45:33 PM PST by Drew68
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To: DocH

I had some problems at the Bar and Grill but thats another subject.


13 posted on 02/07/2009 1:46:32 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Drew68

If this were a fictional story, no Hollywood producer would accept it. He’d throw it back in your face and tell you that even the KKK wouldn’t dare make the players such obvious and extreme stereotypes.


14 posted on 02/07/2009 1:46:40 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Drew68

Sounds like their departure leaves the gene pool a bit more sanitary.


15 posted on 02/07/2009 1:46:49 PM PST by Mogwai (Puer abige muscas!)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
You know, I have no idea what it is.

Being born and raised on the poor side in a rural, mainly middle- to upper-middle-class community that prided itself on education, I assumed it was a set of braces to fix his crooked teeth.

16 posted on 02/07/2009 1:46:50 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The Free Market: the ultimate community event.)
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To: LibWhacker
Who in his right mind WOULD EVER start up a business that catered to gangstas?

These guys did a long time ago:


17 posted on 02/07/2009 1:47:18 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
What a sad and pathetic people we have become........

Speak for yourself, my grill is BUMPIN!!!

18 posted on 02/07/2009 1:48:24 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: DocH
I haven't had any problems down at my local "Mouth Grill" shop. Have you? :(=)

When I see the "Mouth Grill" shop, I know I took a wrong turn somewhere.

That's the part of town that has nothing I need.

19 posted on 02/07/2009 1:48:40 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

20 posted on 02/07/2009 1:49:29 PM PST by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century.)
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To: Drew68
Yeah, but at least he looked like he was trying to run a business

Quite possibly, can't draw any conclusions about what type of business it really was from the story but it seemed to cater to a less than desirable clientele.

21 posted on 02/07/2009 1:49:31 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Drew68

Looks like they thought the owner was skipping town. The report of him making multiple calls on the same day says to me that he got wind that they were, ah, “making inquiries”.


22 posted on 02/07/2009 1:50:32 PM PST by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: jiggyboy
If this were a fictional story, no Hollywood producer would accept it. He’d throw it back in your face and tell you that even the KKK wouldn’t dare make the players such obvious and extreme stereotypes.

Nah, they'd just change some of the details. Instead of a grill store, it'd be a tattoo parlor and instead of homeboys, they'd be skinheads.

23 posted on 02/07/2009 1:50:58 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Nah, they'd just change some of the details. Instead of a grill store, it'd be a gun shop tattoo parlor and instead of homeboys, they'd be FReepers skinheads

I like mine better...

24 posted on 02/07/2009 1:53:49 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Mark was here

I prefer a mesquite and charcoal mixed grill with bluefish, chicken, pork ribs, or some meat product.


25 posted on 02/07/2009 1:54:12 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: Drew68

This sounds like an episode of “The Wire.”


26 posted on 02/07/2009 1:54:15 PM PST by SwatTeam
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To: Drew68

Her nephew, she said, planned to wear it to the funeral of a man who was killed while committing a robbery a couple of weeks ago.

Kyles said her nephew would not have been part of a robbery. He had been in trouble, she said, but he didn’t rob.

In November 2007, Davis was shot in the leg by an Omaha police officer. Davis had run when police stopped a car in which he was riding. The officer said he fired after the youth turned and pointed a gun at him. A loaded 9 mm handgun, which turned out to have been stolen, was found at the scene.

He didn’t rob he only attempted to rob. It looks like he was very unsuccessful.


27 posted on 02/07/2009 1:54:57 PM PST by cquiggy
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To: buccaneer81

I was going to ask what the hell a mouth grill is, but I see you have the answer.

If any freepers happen to want one (”Put yo money where yo mouth is”), they can be bought here:

http://www.grillmouth.com/


28 posted on 02/07/2009 1:56:10 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Drew68
Try reading the original story through the Dialectizer.

(Select "jive" then hit the "Dialectize" button.)

Omaha honky pigs and da damn Douglas County Atto'ney's Office is investigatin' wheda' de shootin' deads uh two sucka's Tuesday night wuz justified.

29 posted on 02/07/2009 1:56:12 PM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: jiggyboy
If this were a fictional story, no Hollywood producer would accept it. He’d throw it back in your face and tell you that even the KKK wouldn’t dare make the players such obvious and extreme stereotypes.

It is funny, though. This story pretty much has all the negative stereotypes of "gangsta-thugs" present. I don't think any were left out.

30 posted on 02/07/2009 1:56:29 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68
Update on original posting from the County Attorney...

Prosecutor Says Omaha Shooting was Justified
Omaha
Posted: 4:59 PM Jan 16, 2009
Last Updated: 4:59 PM Jan 16, 2009
Reporter: KOLN/KGIN

Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine says the owner of Midwest Grillz and Jewelry in Omaha shot and killed two people, but calls the shooting justified.

Sixteen-year-old Marcel Davis and 29-year-old Willie Wakefield were found dead inside the store. A third person, 22-year-old Brandon Boyce was shot in the abdomen.

Davis and Wakefield went to Midwest Grillz at 62nd and Ames late Tuesday to pick up some gold plated teeth. Kleine says Wakefield was upset about the “grills.” He pulled a 9mm gun and fired two shots at store owner Andre McKesson.

Kleine says McKesson returned fire with an SKS rifle; getting off more than a dozen shots. 16-year-old Marcel Davis was not armed.

Police are still looking for a fourth witness to the shooting. According to Kleine, investigators have been told varying stories about what happened. At this time, he is not pressing any charges against Andre McKesson.


Count the number of parties involved
1 = Store owner
2 & 3 inside store for ‘grillz’
4 = just outside door - late evening
5 = “witness” police are looking for (aka as the “DRIVER” of the vehicle they arrived in)

To enter store, you must be ‘buzzed in’..
Once inside, an argument ensued about grillz, payment already received for said grillz and no delivery, and from here it goes downhill. Allegedly, one of the 2 inside pulled a handgun - owner fired back - party outside tried to get in - owner may think he is armed, coming to assist - driver hits the gas and is long gone...

Typical night in North Omaha...

31 posted on 02/07/2009 1:56:38 PM PST by UPcrawfish
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To: Cicero

Playaz are gettin’ their shine on with GRILLZ. Iced Out Gear has a sick selection of sparkling GRILLZ — one size fits all — no molds are necessary.

Get yours today and everyone is going to want to know, “Where’d you get your GRILLZ?”


32 posted on 02/07/2009 1:57:32 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Drew68

Some of the comments on this post so far have been priceless. I'm LMAO!

33 posted on 02/07/2009 1:58:32 PM PST by One_American
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To: Drew68


34 posted on 02/07/2009 2:01:57 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Drew68
Kyles said her nephew would not have been part of a robbery. He had been in trouble, she said, but he didn't rob.

He was such a good boy! Did you know he was an aspiring rap star?

35 posted on 02/07/2009 2:04:14 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Slump Tester
Well, Slap mah fro!

That was quite a read !

Nam Vet

36 posted on 02/07/2009 2:08:21 PM PST by Nam Vet (This space for rent............Hard currency only)
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To: DocH

Andrew was the owner who took care of the 2 perps. Knowing your customers is a key to success.


37 posted on 02/07/2009 2:11:07 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: ccmay

38 posted on 02/07/2009 2:17:57 PM PST by Seven plus One
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To: Drew68
Dang... gunfight at the O-Tay Corral!


39 posted on 02/07/2009 2:18:43 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: EDINVA
Knowing your customers is a key to success.

He can sell the dead guys' grillz again for twice the profit. Quite a business model!

40 posted on 02/07/2009 2:19:04 PM PST by Trailerpark Badass (Happiness is a choice!)
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To: Mark was here

LOL!!


41 posted on 02/07/2009 2:21:08 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: UPcrawfish
Kleine says McKesson returned fire with an SKS rifle; getting off more than a dozen shots. 16-year-old Marcel Davis was not armed.

It's a good thing the store wasn't in New Jersey. The bayonet lug makes the SKS an assault rifle here. Can't have anyone defending their lives with an illegal weapon...even if it's an old Russkie semi-auto.

42 posted on 02/07/2009 2:21:59 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: Cicero
Thanks fo' da link.

Yoyoyo hit da DogGrillz at da bottom!

. . . I truly had no idea this existed.

Now I'm wondering if the vendors accept food stamps or if they are in line for bailout assistance.

43 posted on 02/07/2009 2:23:21 PM PST by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: LibWhacker
Who in his right mind WOULD EVER start up a business that catered to gangstas?

A guy who can take out three of them and remain unscathed.

44 posted on 02/07/2009 2:24:28 PM PST by Bon mots
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To: JrsyJack
Quite possibly, can't draw any conclusions about what type of business it really was from the story but it seemed to cater to a less than desirable clientele.

Yeah, and I expect everything was on a cash basis. No credit cards. No checks.

45 posted on 02/07/2009 2:25:16 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: yankeedame
Yeah, and I expect everything was on a cash basis. No credit cards. No checks.

No...they probably took credit cards. Just wait till a bunch of white guys from Phoenix see the charges on their statements from Da Hoopdi Grillz Boteek.

46 posted on 02/07/2009 2:27:44 PM PST by JrsyJack (Oh dem golden slippers!!)
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To: DocH

I’m SHOCKED that people with names like Marcel, Precious, “Willie”, and Andre could be involved in a shooting just trying to conduct business at their friendly local “Mouth Grill” shop.”

I notice that all the females connected to this mess are suffering from the syndrome known as “DENIAL”.

Their boys never are in any kind of ‘trouble’....just bein’ boys...... These women are the enabler’s of each and every one of these punks, IMO.


47 posted on 02/07/2009 2:28:54 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: UPcrawfish

***Kleine says McKesson returned fire with an SKS rifle; getting off more than a dozen shots. ***

SKS modified for magazine?

15 years ago gangsta’s were getting jeweled “fangs”.


48 posted on 02/07/2009 2:29:21 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (14. Guns only have two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: JrsyJack

Yeah, but at least he looked like he was trying to run a business
Quite possibly, can’t draw any conclusions about what type of business it really was from the story but it seemed to cater to a less than desirable clientele”

OTOH- This ‘business’ might have been a front for more dangerous activity.


49 posted on 02/07/2009 2:30:17 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: UPcrawfish

“Kleine says McKesson returned fire with an SKS rifle...”

Well at least he used “enough gun.”


50 posted on 02/07/2009 2:30:58 PM PST by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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