VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Four people have been arrested in connection with Tuesday's homicide of a Virginia Beach teenager.
19-year-old Jacob Alexander Meadows of Virginia Beach has been charged with Second-Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm, two counts of Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Act, three counts of Distribution of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana within a School Zone.
Meadows is being held in the Virginia Beach Correctional Center without bond. At his first appearance in court on Friday, he denied a public defender. Meadows told the judge he would be hiring his own attorney.
The judge is waiting until his attorney is present before conducting a bond hearing. That will take place on Dec. 21.
Two juveniles have also been arrested and charged with Robbery, Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Act and Use of a Firearm.
Another juvenile has been arrested and charged with Distribution of Marijuana and Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Act.
The shooting happened in the 2700 block of Elson Green Avenue just before 4 p.m. Tuesday. Later that night, News 3's Samantha German spoke to a man who said the victim was his nephew. He said the teen, who was popular around the area, was about to graduate from high school and had a bright future ahead of him.
The victim was a junior at Ocean Lakes High School, and according to Twitter, he was a wide receiver and free safety on the school's football team.
News 3's Erin Miller spoke to Marquis Glover, a friend of the teen, who called the victim "a great leader for the younger generation." Glover said he is working on organizing a benefit concert in honor of his friend in hopes of raising awareness on gun violence.