Murder suspect in Madison shooting still at large

News-DemocratMay 27, 2014 

One of two men charged in the murder of Kenneth Deal is still at large as the Major Case Squad announced the charges Tuesday afternoon in Madison.

Terrence T. Lee, 30, and Turhan Robinson, 37, were both charged with four counts of first-degree murder and armed robbery in Deal's murder. In addition, they were both charged for attempted first-degree murder for allegedly shooting at Madison police officers.

Deal, 43, was found last Monday at the intersection of Third Street and Washington Avenue in Madison. He later died at a hospital.

According to police, a vehicle in connection to the shooting eluded police while firing shots at Brooklyn and Madison police cars and disappeared into St. Louis.

Lee was arrested Saturday in a St. Louis apartment and remains in custody in the St. Louis County Jail.

Robinson remains at large. He is described as 5-foot-9, 180 pounds and driving a 1993 Oldsmobile Regency with registration KK1V9K.

The Major Case Squad said Robinson should be considered armed and dangerous.

Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons said the investigation has been handled well by the Major Case Squad and coroner's office.

"We are truly fortunate to have their dedicated service and the Madison County State's Attorney's Office will not rest until we make good on all their hard work," Gibbons said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and loved ones of the deceased. We will not rest until we have justice for them and for the citizens of Madison."

The murder charges are Class M felonies punishable by 35-75 years in prison. The attempted murder charge is a Class X felony punishable by 20 to 80 years, and the armed robbery charge is a Class X felony punishable by 21 to 45 years. Bail for each suspect was set at $1 million.

Contact reporter Elizabeth Donald at edonald@bnd.com or 618-239-2507.

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