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Brother of suspect in police shooting charged with gun crime

Brother of suspect in police shooting charged with gun crime

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – The 17-year-old brother of the teenager suspected of fatally shooting Lincoln Police Investigator Mario Herrera is now facing a gun-related charge.

Angel Mendoza is the brother of Felipe Vazquez, also 17, who is charged with first-degree murder and other crimes. Herrera was shot Aug. 26 and died at a hospital on Sept. 7.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Mendoza is accused of possessing or receiving a stolen firearm in connection with the shooting of Herrera. Mondoza appeared in court Tuesday and a judge set bond at $100,000.

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