COPY-Police: Brothers arrested, charged with murder of 15-yr-old boy

Two brothers accused of killing a 15-year-old boy in a shooting Sunday night are set to appear in court Friday afternoon.

Marlon Tyrese Banner, 25, and Corey Levi Banner, 18, were both arrested at their home around 7 p.m. Thursday. Both were charged with one count each of first degree murder and discharging a weapon into a moving vehicle.

"Our officer worked around the clock to bring resolution to this case," Chief Guy Smith told WBTV.  "It does give the family some closure."

Smith also stressed that the case is an ongoing investigation.

"We're still conducting interviews to find out what happened and what didn't happen Sunday night," Smith added.

According to the Concord Police Department, 15-year-old Mark Gevon Bostic, Junior, was dropped off at the Northeast Medical Center shortly before 10 p.m. on Sunday, October 13.

Bostic later died at the hospital from his injuries.

Police said there was a disagreement between people in two different vehicles. The second vehicle followed the vehicle Bostic was riding in. That's when, about a mile down the road near Corban Avenue SW and Crowell Drive, shots were fired.

"And we heard something like firecrackers go off and I said to my wife that's not firecrackers – that's gunshots" says a man who lives near the scene.

Police say one bullet hit Bostic.

A man who identified himself as the 15 year old's friend says "He was a great kid. He was a good kid. I can't say nothing bad about him. He was a great kid."

According to police, many members of Bostic's family and friends showed up at the hospital on Sunday night.

A hospital spokesman confirmed to WBTV that the hospital was on lockdown for a period of time on Sunday, but did not know the exact amount of time.

He says a group of people had gathered outside the hospital close to the emergency department.

"They were showing signs of being rowdy," the spokesman said. "Hospital decided it was best to lock down, and called police."

Bostic was a tenth-grade sophomore at Jay M. Robinson High School in Concord. School officials say he was a natural leader, charismatic and got along with lots of people. It was his first year at the school.

Brandon Sang, senior at the high school said, "I didn't know him personally but it affected almost everyone - if you're friends of friends – but I've heard he's a nice person and it's just a shock."

Another senior, Ford Martin said, "You could see a lot of people were really down. Not the best of moods. Coming in this morning we were all fine, then we heard the news on the announcements. It was very very tough."

Marlon and Corey Banner are currently being held in the Cabarrus County Jail.

Marlon Banner has a prior criminal record and served 4 years in prison after being convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon.

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