CHICAGO (STMW) — A 20-year-old has been arrested in Iowa and charged with murder for allegedly shooting 16-year-old Marquis Harris in January.

Lee, 20, was arrested May 16 in Des Moines, Iowa, on warrants for first-degree murder, possession of a controlled substance and reckless conduct, police said.

Authorities claim Lee used a .45 caliber handgun to fatally shoot Harris in the chest about 11:15 p.m. Jan. 11 at a gathering in a second-floor apartment in the 6200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue, Homicide Watch Chicago reports.

Harris was arguing with his girlfriend when Lee, a friend of the girlfriend, intervened, police said, Homicide Watch Chicago reports.

Lee left the gathering, then returned and shot Harris in the chest, authorities said.

Harris, who lived on the same block where he was shot, died at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County about an hour later, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Lee, of the 3900 block of South Lake Park Avenue, is expected to appear in court for a bond hearing on Saturday.
(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2014. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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