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44-year-old man arrested in shooting death of Marcqui Apholone

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DECATUR — A 44-year-old man was arrested Monday in northern Illinois on a warrant for first-degree murder in the Decatur shooting death of Marcqui Apholone, police said

Apholone, 25, was found shot to death in a driveway in the 2100 block of East Whitmer Street at 7:44 p.m. Nov. 9. He was found with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at the scene. 

After days of processing evidence, conducting interviews and viewing surveillance videos, police obtained a warrant for Dante L. Wade on Wednesday, Sgt. Chris Copeland said in a statement. Wade was believed to have left Decatur very shortly after the incident. 

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Wade was arrested at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Romeoville in Will County, about 150 miles north of Decatur, Copeland said. He was taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force. 

Copeland said no further information would be released Monday night. 

Apholone graduated from Eisenhower High School and attended Robert Morris University in Springfield, were he played basketball. Friends and family described him as positive, outgoing and friendly. 

"He's not a troublemaker, so it's confusing for everybody," Jacorey Walker, a friend of Apholone's, previously told the Herald & Review. "We were the same age and he had a good heart, so it just goes to show people are killing for a little bit of nothing."

Photos: 2018 mug shots from the Herald & Review


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