Clayton McCue Obituary – A 16-year-old Omaha boy allegedly beaten and stabbed by a 15-year-old boy last week has died, according to a GoFundMe posted Thursday to raise money for his funeral expenses. Clayton McCue, 16, died as a result of injuries he sustained after being beaten and stabbed on Nov. 8, according to the GoFundMe. Christopher DeLong Jr., 15, has been charged as an adult with first-degree assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony.
At a bond hearing for DeLong on Monday, prosecutors said McCue was considered brain dead and more serious charges against DeLong were possible. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine said on Friday that amended charges are likely to be filed on Monday pending a review of available evidence.
A police report said officers were dispatched to the parking lot of Living Faith United Methodist Church near 180th and Q Streets shortly before 8:45 p.m. on Nov. 8. They found McCue with a stab wound to the head, and multiple witnesses at the scene identified DeLong as the suspect. DeLong was taken into custody the same night, the report said.
DeLong was on juvenile probation at the time of the alleged stabbing, which he had been placed on after he was convicted of criminal mischief in September. On Nov. 7, the day prior to the stabbing, prosecutors filed a misdemeanor third-degree assault charge in juvenile court against DeLong for an alleged unrelated assault from October.
In February, a Douglas County judge granted a domestic violence protection order request against DeLong filed by the father of a 15-year-old girl whom DeLong had dated. The petition outlines multiple instances in which DeLong allegedly displayed aggressive and controlling behavior toward the girl while at school to the point where teachers had to intervene.
McCue is Omaha’s 21st homicide victim of 2023 and the third person under the age of 18 to be killed this year.