- Associated Press - Friday, May 22, 2020

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A Virginia grand jury has indicted a man on charges stemming from the shooting death of a teenager during a marijuana sale last year.

Foster Leon Brooks Jr. 23, of Fredericksburg was indicted this week by a Spotsylvania County grand jury on charges that include manslaughter and second-degree felony murder, The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg reported Friday.

A felony murder charge is a homicide that occurs during the commission of another felony and carries a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison.

According to police and court records, Noah Waters, 19, of Spotsylvania was shot and killed on Dec. 4. Authorities said Waters and another man went to an area to close a marijuana sale. Instead, police said the would-be buyers instead tried to rob Brooks at gunpoint. Police said Brooks fired back and shot Waters.

A car carrying Brooks showed up at a nearby business moments later and police were called. Waters was pronounced dead a short time later at an area hospital.



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