Devonte Johnson's first appearance in Mississippi County court was a short one.
He waived formal arraignment and his preliminary hearing was scheduled for September 22.
Johnson, just 18 years old, is charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.
Police say he killed Nicholas Munn, 28, of Sikeston, in the parking lot of Bro's Kickin' Nightclub on August 13.
The nightclub owner said she called police when she heard gunshots and someone found Munn in the parking lot across the street.
Johnson left the area after the alleged murder. he was arrested on August 18 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The teenager then waived extradition and was returned to Missouri.
Johnson was being held without bond in the Mississippi County Jail.