Man faces murder charge after shooting in Petersburg

Man faces murder charge after shooting in Petersburg
Marvin Wilkins Jr. (Source: Petersburg Bureau of Police)

PETERSBURG, Va. (WWBT) - A suspect is in custody following the shooting death of a 20-year-old in Petersburg.

Marvin Wilkins Jr., 20, was arrested in the 600 block of Summit Street around 9:47 p.m. Thursday.

Officers say he shot 20-year-old Brandson Williams hours earlier on Lincoln Street.

Williams, was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries where he later died.

Wilkins has been charged with first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, robbery and attempted robbery.

He is being held without bond pending his appearance in court.

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