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A mother of five who was shot in the head overnight Sunday in northwest Lincoln was still alive Monday but suffered life-threatening injuries, Police Chief Jeff Bliemeister said.

Davonnis Wilkinson, 25, was shot shortly before midnight in a town house near Third and Fairfield streets, just west of Roper Park.

The father of her children was taken to jail but hasn't been accused of the shooting.

Officers responding to a 911 call found Wilkinson breathing "but in medical crisis," Bliemeister told reporters. Lincoln Fire and Rescue took her to a local hospital.

Three of Wilkinson's children were inside the home when officers arrived. The only other adult present was the father of her children, 27-year-old Rashaun Jones, whom police have accused of domestic assault against Wilkinson for an incident that occurred about four hours earlier.

Officers arrested Jones following the shooting for the alleged assault.

He remained in jail Monday evening, though prosecutors hadn't charged him with any crimes related to the alleged assault or the later shooting.

However, the chief said, "no investigative details have emerged suggesting an ongoing threat to the public."

Asked whether police had found the gun used in the shooting, Bliemeister said the investigation continues.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Lincoln police at 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

Jones' and Wilkinson's youngest child was born in June. The birth prompted state officials to pursue additional child support payments from Jones, who was already obligated to pay child support for the other four children — ages 5, 4, 3 and 3, according to court records. A hearing in the case was set for Sept. 19.

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

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