By Geoff Ziezulewicz
8:36 PM CDT, April 21, 2013
A 19-year-old Chicago man was denied bail Sunday on a first-degree murder charge he faces in a fatal shooting last year.
Maurice Terrell, of the 11800 block of South Yale Avenue, was arrested Friday in the slaying of Quentin Johnson, 37, of Madison, Wis., according to Cook County Bond Court records.
Johnson was in Chicago for a funeral March 2, 2012, according to court records.
About 11 p.m., he was in the driver's seat of a vehicle parked outside the Odyssey II nightclub, 210 E. 55th Place, chatting with a person outside the vehicle, prosecutors and court records say. Terrell walked up to the vehicle and fired 10 rounds into it, striking Johnson in the chest and lower back, according to Assistant State's Attorney Melissa Samp and court records.
Johnson died a short time later, Samp said. He had previously lived in Chicago.
Terrell fled after the shooting and jumped into a nearby vehicle carrying acquaintances, she said.
Police heard the shots, and witnesses pointed them in the direction Terrell fled, Samp said. Officers stopped the vehicle Terrell was riding in a few blocks from the crime scene and found him in the back seat, she said.
Police found a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun underneath the passenger seat, Samp said. Bullet casings found at the scene and the bullets fired at Johnson matched the handgun, she said.
Terrell tested positive for gunshot residue, she said. The other people in the vehicle said they knew Terrell only in passing and he had just jumped into the vehicle, Samp said.
It isn't clear why Terrell was arrested Friday in this case, more than a year after the shooting.
Samp said he was initially arrested and then released without charges at the time of the shooting.
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