Petersburg police arrest man in overnight homicide

Posted by Phil Riggan - email

PETERSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Petersburg Police made an arrest this morning in the overnight homicide of Donnell Howard.

At approximately 11:51 p.m. on Monday, Petersburg Police responded to a report of a person shot in the first block of Persimmon Court.  Officers arrived to find the victim on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim has been announced as Howard, a 22 year-old male, of the first block of Redwood Court. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mark D. Jones, 20, of the first block of Monument Avenue in Petersburg, was charged with first degree murder, and use of a firearm in a felony.

The motive for the killing appears to stem from an argument between the two men.

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