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Deontae Abron homicide

Lincoln Police Department Assistant Chief Michon Morrow speaks about the investigation into the murder of Deontae Abron on Wednesday. 

A 31-year-old Lincoln man who was shot in the face on Saturday near 60th and Adams streets has died, and police are asking for help in their investigation.

Deonte Abron of Lincoln died on Tuesday at an Omaha hospital, Lincoln Police Assistant Chief Michon Morrow said at a Wednesday morning press conference.

Officers responded to a report of a fight involving dozens of people in the area at around 4 a.m. Saturday, where they found Abron, who had suffered injuries to his face from a single gunshot wound. 

Officers recovered shell casings at the scene, but Morrow declined to reveal the type of gun used.

Morrow said a home in the area had been damaged, but investigators are still unsure which house hosted the party that later devolved into the shooting. 

Police have conducted several interviews and canvassed the area but are asking for witnesses to come forward and for the public's help in identifying where the party began, Morrow said.

The damaged home is at 6020 Adams St., according to LPD's public incident report. Investigators on Wednesday blocked several roadways near the 6000 block of Adams Street, where a Lincoln Police officer said the department's crime scene unit was investigating.

Morrow asked anyone with relevant information to call 402-441-6000 or Lincoln Crimestoppers at 402-475-3600.

Reach the writer at 402-473-7223 or awegley@journalstar.com.

On Twitter @andrewwegley. 

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