Ford Heights Man Charged with Murder

Witnesses say victim was shot after argument

By Kate Allt
|  Tuesday, Jul 20, 2010  |  Updated 9:08 PM CDT
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Terry Anderson, 27, was arrested after police saw him fleeing from an alley, dressed in black. He was charged with the murder of a 25-year-old man, who was shot twice in a nearby convenience store.

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A Ford Heights man has been charged with first-degree murder for a death that occurred last week.

Police officers were patrolling Ford Heights Friday night when gunshots sounded. The officers soon saw Terry Anderson, 27, dressed in black and running from an alley.

According to police, Anderson soon slowed to a walk and joined another man, who is not charged in the case. Officers approached the men as they received alert of a “man down” near the spot Anderson was found running. Both men were subsequently arrested and processed.

Three minor witnesses say there was a verbal argument between Anderson and 25-year-old Maurice Lawton at a convenience store. Anderson allegedly shot Lawton twice and fled, according to a police release.

Lawton was pronounced dead Friday night. Anderson will appear in bond court Tuesday.
 

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