Lansing man sentenced to life in prison for fatal 2022 recording studio shooting

LANSING – A Lansing man was sentenced to life in prison Monday for a fatal 2022 shooting at a recording studio.

Prosecutors charged Anthony Anderson Jr., 29, with the murder of Curshawn Terrell, also known as LaKaz Drumatik or simply as “Kaz,” at Terrell’s recording studio in Lansing Township in December 2022. Recording engineer Shaquille Brown was shot in the chest at very close range shot. but survived.

Anderson represented himself at his trial in April. The jury deliberated for less than an hour over two days before convicting him of first-degree murder and assault with intent to murder, the former of which carries a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole.

During a hearing Monday afternoon, Ingham County Circuit Court Judge James Jamo made the sentence official. He also sentenced Anderson to at least 27 years in prison for shooting Brown, according to online court records, but that sentence will be served concurrently with Anderson’s life sentence.

“Justice has been served,” said Eric Ware, Terrell’s best friend and longtime music collaborator, after the jury returned its verdict in April. “It’s long overdue. (But) it was worth the wait, every trial and tribulation, to get to this point. … We need people like that off the streets.”

Brown, who spent nearly a month in the hospital recovering from his injuries, testified at the trial. He told jurors that Anderson pulled out a 9mm handgun and shot him and Terrell at close range without any provocation. Anderson indicated that people were looking for him and seemed “bothered and a little paranoid,” Brown said.

Terrell was found dead in the threshold of a doorway leading to a parking lot. A bleeding Brown crouched in an interior room until emergency workers could make their way into the studio to tend to him.

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Reporter Ken Palmer contributed to this story.

Contact reporter Matt Mencarini at 517-377-1026 or [email protected].

This article originally appeared in Lansing State Journal: Lansing man gets life in prison for 2022 recording studio murder