ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — A teenager in Virginia has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man.

The Roanoke Times reports 18-year-old Marcus Vernell Clark Jr. was indicted by a grand jury on the charge Tuesday. Clark was arrested two weeks ago in connection to the slaying of Rashard Jessup, who was critically wounded by gunfire last month.

Jessup was hospitalized and later died, and Clark's initial charge of second-degree murder was upgraded to first-degree. Clark also is charged with having a firearm as a violent felon and using it to commit murder. Clark was sentenced in May 2017 to 10 months in jail for the malicious wounding of a man he was accused of shooting.

It's unclear if Clark has a lawyer who can be contacted for comment.


Information from: The Roanoke Times,