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Alleged bus shooter pleads not guilty to murder charges


The man accused of opening fire on a private charter bus and killing three people over the weekend makes his first appearance in court. 

Raheem King pleaded not guilty to first degree murder charges in the deaths of Daijon Sistrunk, Martavies Black and Sean Anderson. 

Authorities say around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, April 7, King used an assault rifle to shoot and kill the three Rockford men. The shooting happened at the intersection of Auburn Street and Johnston Avenue. After it happened, police say witnesses and the suspect took off. The bus driver drove to the Mobil station on Springfield Avenue to call for help. 

On Tuesday, Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea said he believed members of the public were helping King evade arrest. King turned himself in to authorities around 5 p.m. Wednesday. His girlfriend, 21-year-old Lakeacia Kizart, now faces charges of concealing or aiding a fugitive. 

King's in custody on no bond. He'll appear in court again May 17. 

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