Prosecutors say Horace L. Amerson was the man who fired repeatedly into a car parked at a Family Dollar store last March, killing the man inside.
Amerson, 26, of 6852 S. 27th St., made his first court appearance Tuesday and was ordered held on $2 million bail. He is charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Amerson was originally charged in a warrant in connection with Jarrod A. Maxwell's slaying but had been on the run since the slaying. Prosecutor Jim Masteller said Amerson turned himself in Friday after a different assault. Details of that assault were not immediately available, and Amerson was not arrested in connection with a Friday assault.
Amerson served just under five years in prison for second-degree assault and use of a firearm to commit a felony in connection with a 2002 drive-by shooting near 30th and Lake Streets.
Maxwell, 36, was shot March 8 outside the Family Dollar store near 30th Street and Newport Avenue.
Two others were charged in connection with the slaying.
Charges of being an accessory to a felony were dismissed last month against Cardella D. Womack, 38, whose car had been lent to Amerson before the shooting and then later reported stolen at Amerson's request.
Markus L. Walker, 28, the alleged getaway driver, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of first-degree murder, possession of a deadly weapon by a prohibited person, operating a motor vehicle to avoid arrest and possession of crack cocaine. He has entered not-guilty pleas to the charges.
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