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Lincoln police Friday arrested two 17-year-olds in connection to a fatal shooting in College View last month.

Americle Fuqua, a senior at Lincoln Northeast High School, and another teen are both suspected of being accessories in the March 26 killing of 22-year-old Edgar Union Jr.

Police believe they have identified the shooter but haven’t yet named him publicly or arrested him.

At about 2 p.m. that day, Union was shot after a disturbance between two large groups involved in an “on-going altercation” in the 3800 block of South 47th Street, police said in an affidavit for Fuqua’s arrest.

Union, a father of five who had lived in Lincoln 15 years, died on the front porch of the South 47th Street home.

Investigators believe a friend of Fuqua’s fired one shot, killing Union, before she, the shooter and his associates left, the affidavit said.

Police believe Fuqua initially lied about being at the scene and leaving alone, investigators allege. That delay gave the shooter more time to evade police, they said in the affidavit.

Investigators believe Fuqua and the shooter belong to the same gang, the affidavit said.

Surveillance footage from Northeast High shows Fuqua and the suspected shooter being picked up from the school earlier that afternoon, investigators said. Police believe associates of Union were involved in a fight earlier that day at Lincoln Southeast.

After the shooting, police believe Fuqua drove five other people, including the shooter, away from the scene, according to the affidavit.

Prosecutors charged Fuqua on Friday with accessory to second-degree murder.

The other teen's role was not immediately clear, and he had not been charged as of Friday afternoon.

Both teenagers were being held late Friday at the Lancaster County Juvenile Detention Center.

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Riley Johnson reports on breaking news and public safety issues in Lincoln and southeast Nebraska.


Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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