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.