PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — 18-year-old Erick D. Jackson was arrested Monday night for a charge of first degree murder that happened earlier this month.
15-year-old Merian Smith was killed by gunfire on Nov. 7 in Peoria, and Peoria Police confirmed Tuesday that Jackson was arrested as a suspect in Smith’s death.
Jackson was also charged with domestic battery and criminal trespass to vehicle.
He is set to appear in bonding court at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
This investigation remains ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Beck at (309) 494-8480, tip411 (anonymously), or Crime Stoppers (anonymously) at (309) 673-9000.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.