Man Charged in Valentine's Day Murder

Sunday, Mar 20, 2011  |  Updated 3:12 PM CDT
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Man Charged in Valentine's Day Murder

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A man who was picked up in north suburban Waukegan has been charged with the murder of a man killed while walking with his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day.

Demonja Moore, 23, of 1304 N. Laramie Ave., was charged with the murder of Brendan Williams, who was hit by a car and then shot at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 14 in the 600 block of South Sacramento Avenue while walking with his girlfriend, police said.

Moore was arrested Friday at 9:23 a.m. by the FBI Violent Crimes/Fugitive Task Force at a McDonald's restaurant at 1939 N. Lewis Ave. in Waukegan. Moore was also wanted on two warrants -- one for the murder and the other was for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution.

An autopsy Feb. 15 determined Williams, 20, died of a gunshot wound to the chest, and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The morning of the slaying, Police News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said the victim "may have gotten into an altercation" with another man on the street, who then fled the scene.

On Sunday, a judge denied bond for Moore.  He's due in court again on Monday.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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