Published on January 23, 2023
At 10:19 a.m. on Saturday, January 21, 2023, officers were dispatched to the area of South 18th Street and Euclid Avenue on a report that a person had been shot. Arriving officers discovered 18-year-old Julian Martinez, of Lincoln, with a single gunshot wound to his upper torso. At the same time, dispatchers directed officers to an apartment at that same location where the caller stated he had just shot someone. Officers contacted 29-year-old Armon Rejai who was taken into custody without incident.
The investigation determined a neighborhood disturbance had initially occurred, which escalated quickly and led to the shooting. Rejai was arrested for 2nd Degree Homicide and Use of a Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony.
We would like to extend our condolences to Julian’s family and friends and ask the public to respect their privacy as they grieve the loss of their loved one.
This investigation is on-going, and we are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward by calling 402.441.6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402.475.3600.