24-year-old Maurice Patterson is facing a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of a man on Easter near a north-side Target .

Patterson was booked into the Pima County jail April 8, on suspicion of first-degree murder and prohibited possessor, Tucson police said.

Patterson was arrested in the slaying of Eloy Lopez Moore, 22, who was found shortly before 8 p.m. March 27 in a Target parking lot at 4040 N. Oracle Road.

Detectives worked leads and conducted a surveillance Thursday and saw Patterson leaving an apartment complex in the 7400 block of East 22nd Street. Undercover officers followed Patterson to a nearby recreational center where he was taken into custody.