Prosecutors: Man charged with fatally shooting Maurice King was caught six hours later driving King’s car

Chicago Sun-Times Wire

Anthony Culpepper | Chicago Police

Anthony Culpepper | Chicago Police

The man charged with fatally shooting Maurice King man Saturday morning in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood was caught driving King’s car later the same day, prosecutors said.

Anthony Culpepper, 18, faces one count of first-degree murder for the shooting of the 21-year-old King, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office.

King was walking to his car at 10:11 a.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of West 58th when Culpepper approached and fired shots at him, authorities said.

King suffered two gunshot wounds to each shoulder, and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about half an hour later, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Culpepper was arrested six hours after the shooting while driving King’s gold Nissan Altima, Assistant State’s Attorney Julia Ramirez said at Culpepper’s bond hearing Monday.

Judge David Navarro ordered Culpepper, a resident of the Auburn Gresham neighborhood, held without bond at the Cook County Jail.

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