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Brothers convicted of fatal 2021 Omaha mall shooting

OMAHA, Nebraska (Nebraska) — Two brothers were convicted of their role in the April 2021 shooting of 21-year-old Truckes Swift at Westroads Mall.

Mahi Woolridge-Jones, 18, was sentenced in November to 60-90 years for second-degree murder and assault. He was 16 at the time of the shooting.

His brother, Brandon Woolridge-Jones, was sentenced Monday in Douglas Circuit Court by Judge James Masteller to four years in prison with three days’ credit.

Omaha police arrested Mahi Woolridge-Jones (left) and Brandon Woolridge-Jones on Sunday, April 18, 2021, following a shooting at Westroads Mall (Omaha Police Department).

Woolridge-Jones kicked his brother, gunman Mahi Woolridge-Jones, out of a mall after Mahi shot a man and wounded a woman.

Security cameras at the mall and cameras from individual stores in the mall showed that Swift was trying to get away from Maha when he was shot twice, once in the lower left back and once in the buttock.

A family member shared in court that Swift and Brandon were actually cousins, saying she wished they had discussed their issues rather than being violent.

Managing Editor Kevin Westuse and Chief Digital Officer Gina Dvorak contributed to this report.

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