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Omari Braxton Obituary: Identity revealed of victim in deadly Rock Island shooting

Omari Braxton Obituary – The man who was killed in a shooting in Rock Island on Saturday afternoon has been identified by the Rock Island County coroner.

The victim, Omari Braxton, was 21 years old and a resident of Rock Island. Derrick B. Nephew Jr., a 29-year-old, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in connection to Braxton’s death.

The shooting took place at around 4:45 p.m. inside the Maple Ridge Apartment complex on 5th Street. Braxton was found in the parking lot with life-threatening gunshot wounds and was taken to a local hospital, where he later passed away.

On Saturday evening, Rock Island police obtained an arrest warrant for Nephew Jr., who was apprehended in Davenport at approximately 2:40 a.m. on Sunday.

He is currently being held at the Scott County Jail and will be extradited to Illinois. The incident is currently being investigated.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Rock Island Police Department at (309) 732-2677 or Crime Stoppers at (309) 762-9500, or use the P3 Tips app.

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