The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office said 21-year old Malik Terrell was taken into custody in Chicago and faces a first-degree intentional homicide charge once he’s transported back across state lines.
According to a graphic criminal complaint, a relative inside a home near 12th & Keefe told investigators he saw Terrell beat King with a hammer and stab him, repeatedly, in the throat. The fight was over a video game robbery according to a criminal complaint.
Investigators allege Terrell and a relative moved the teen’s body into a vacant house down the street and burned it.
King's body was reported missing on May 11, but it wasn't until May 20 that police located his body.