Teen Critically Injured in Fight at Youth Center

Carrie Murphy

Teen Critically Injured in Fight at Youth Center

By Carrie Murphy. CREATED Apr 18, 2013

Omaha, NE - An inmate at the Douglas County Youth Center is in critical condition after a fight Wednesday night with another inmate.

A spokesman for the Douglas County Sheriff says it's not clear if it was an attack-style fight or if the two were boxing; both had their hands wrapped with pillowcases. Chief Deputy Marty Bilek says no criminal charges have been filed; the investigation is not over.

The names of the teens, ages 18 and 15,  will not be released because they are considered juveniles.One is serving a sentence for shoplifting; the other for a drug charge.

The 18-year-old was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he underwent emergency surgery for a brain injury.

Bilek says the 18-year-old was recently involved in a fight at the youth center; he was sentenced to an additional ninety days after the fight.