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Murder suspect in Thursday shooting taken into custody

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Vincent B. Carter (above) was arrested and taken into custody Friday morning for a fatal shooting Thursday. Vincent B. Carter (above) was arrested and taken into custody Friday morning for a fatal shooting Thursday.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Quincy police have an accused murderer behind bars after a 20-hour manhunt.

Friday afternoon, police moved 44-year-old Vincent Carter to the Adams County Jail on a warrant for first degree murder. Carter's bond has been set at $1 million, with a court appearance scheduled for Monday.

Carter was arrested around 11 a.m. Friday at a house on Quincy's northwest side after being charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 53-year-old Terry Williams inside an apartment near 11th and Jersey Thursday afternoon.

(See "Man dies after shooting in Quincy; suspect in custody")

Police are focusing their efforts now on finding the gun used in the shooting. 

"It's also very important to find the fire arm due to the fact that if it's laying out here in the street, kids could find it, something like that. so, that's really our big concern," QPD Detective John Summer said.

Summers also says they had eight people trying to find the firearm Friday, which they now know is a small caliber handgun.

As detectives continue to search, Summers says the snow and ice is something they're working against.

"With the ice underneath the snow, a lot of time if it hits the snow it can slide underneath the ice so it could be buried," Summer said.

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