On a snowy night last year, when sharp winds cut in the subzero cold, a masked man forced his way into an Omaha house, robbed and shot dead a man inside.
Last week, a suspect was charged in the killing.
Felix L. Jacques, 20, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and using a gun to commit a felony. He was booked on the charges Friday afternoon.
He is accused of killing Quincy L. Coleman at 3423 N. 21st St., across from Kountze Park, about 8:45 p.m. on Feb. 1, 2011.
Coleman, 25, served 68 days in jail on weapons and marijuana charges in 2008.
Jacques had been in custody on unrelated charges. Last year, he was charged separately with perjury, burglary, tampering with a witness and assaulting a person while he was in jail.
At the time of the Coleman slaying, police said a second man was involved.
Police have this year cleared two of the 37 homicides in 2011, improving the department’s clearance rate for last year to 49 percent.
The clearance rate does not include arrests during 2011 for homicides that occurred in previous years.
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