Two Omaha men charged in the shooting death of a young, single mother were ordered held without bail Wednesday.
Omaha police arrested Tracey Wooten, 18, and Tristian Rodriquez-Shelly, 21, in connection with the fatal shooting of Devina Johnson, 17. The Omaha teen was shot Aug. 27 near 36th Street and Ames Avenue.
Wooten was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
Rodriquez-Shelly was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder, use of a weapon to commit a felony, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a weapon by a prohibited person.
When she was shot, Johnson was on track to graduate from Benson High School. She left behind a 2-year-old daughter. She had no criminal record other than a misdemeanor charge filed last August.
The next step for both men will be preliminary hearings, although a date was not set.
Prosecutors said Wednesday that Johnson was shot while sitting in a friend's car. They said two witnesses identified Wooten and Rodriquez-Shelly as the gunmen.
The prosecutors said a stolen .22-caliber handgun was found after the fatal shooting with Rodriquez-Shelly's DNA on it.
A woman at the Douglas County Correctional Center who identified herself as the mother of one of the men but wouldn't give her name said Wednesday: "They've got my son. They're accusing my son of murder. He didn't kill anybody.''