Skip to comments.2 killings still under investigation
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.
I'm guessing that William Wakefield and Marcel Davis did not want to pay for their new grillz.
I wonder if Marcel will get to wear his new grill at his own funeral?
2 more punks off the streets. This “kid” shot at a cop at the age of 14, why was he not in prison?
Bonus! Now he can wear it to his own.
Anyway was it charcoal or propane?
Who in his right mind WOULD EVER start up a business that catered to gangstas?
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.
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
What a sad and pathetic people we have become........
I haven't had any problems down at my local "Mouth Grill" shop. Have you? :(=)
Not we, I don't know anyone who wears a mouth grill as a fashion accessory.
Yeah, but at least he looked like he was trying to run a business.
I had some problems at the Bar and Grill but thats another subject.
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.
Sounds like their departure leaves the gene pool a bit more sanitary.
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.
These guys did a long time ago:
Speak for yourself, my grill is BUMPIN!!!
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.