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Teen arraigned in fatal shooting near popular haunted house

Staff and wire reports

Pontiac — A teenager has been charged in the killing of a Detroit man fatally shot following a dispute outside a popular haunted house.

Damon Parker Terrelle, 17, was booked into the Oakland County Jail about 5 a.m. Saturday, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said. He was arrested by the Oakland County Fugitive Apprehension Team and the United States Marshals Service in Michigan, near the Indiana border, according to a release Sunday from the Sheriff's Office.

He was arraigned Saturday by Magistrate Robert Morad at the jail on a charge of first-degree murder, possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. He is charged in the Sept. 27 killing of Douglas Reese, 29, at Erebus, which features a four-story haunted attraction in Pontiac.

Terelle of Detroit was denied bail. He faces up to life in prison if convicted. He has no prior criminal record, police said. 

Investigators said that Terrelle and Reese exchanged words about whether Reese had cut in line at Erebus.

Both men went to their vehicles and shots were heard. Reese was struck in the side, neck and chest, the sheriff’s office said, and a witness reported that a blue sedan fled the scene at high speed.