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Man arrested in Hopewell murder

Posted at 1:37 PM, Sep 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-12 18:30:06-04

HOPEWELL, Va. -- Police have made an arrest in a shooting in Hopewell Thursday night that killed a Petersburg man.

Officers responded to the 1300 block of Edward Bland Court for the shooting just before 9:30 p.m.

When police arrived, officers found 32-year-old Marcus Parker inside a home suffering from life-threatening injuries.

Parker was transported to an area hospital where he died.

Hopewell Police said 30-year-old Daemon Dashawn Clarke, of Petersburg, was arrested without incident Saturday by members of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.

Clarke is facing charges of first-degree murder, possession of firearm by felon and use of a firearm while committing a felony.

The homicide is still under investigation and anyone with information is urged to call Lead Detective Keith Krueger of the Hopewell Street Crimes Unit at 804-541-2284. Persons with information on this crime and who wish to remain anonymous may contact the Hopewell Prince George Crime solvers hotline in Hopewell at 804-541-2202 or provide their tip using the P3tips mobile app.