A Lincoln man charged with first-degree murder was in court on Tuesday.
Danny Tucker is accused of shooting 31-year-old Earl Richardson III at a home near South 27th and N streets around 11:15 p.m. last Friday.
Police Chief Jim Peschong said an argument over a drug debt Richardson supposedly owed Tucker may have sparked the gunfire. "We have some information that Mr. Tucker was standing over Mr. Richardson when he fired the shots."
A neighbor said she heard an argument. "I heard some guys fighting and they sounded super close, so I looked out my back window and they were by my car so that kind of annoyed me, so I hollered at them," said Janelle Corr. "Then I heard a car leave so I went back to bed and then a few minutes after that I heard some gunshots."
Tucker has admitted to being in a fight with Richardson, but denied returning and killing him.
Earl and Amber Richardson say their son was a loving son, father and role model to his siblings. According to court records, the younger Richardson had run-ins with the law. He served time in 2011 for strangulation and attempted third-degree assault. This year he served three months for stalking.