• 3 men arrested in connection with shooting death of Concord teen to appear in court Friday

    By: Eric Philips


    CONCORD, N.C. - Police have now charged three people in connection with the shooting death of a Concord teen.

    On Friday, two brothers, Corey and Marlon Banner, faced a judge on first-degree murder charges. They are accused of shooting and killing Mark Bostic Jr., 15, on Sunday night.

    Police arrested a third suspect, Christopher Jammel Whitfield, 19, Friday afternoon. 

    Eyewitness News was inside the courtroom when a judge denied them bond.

    The court proceeding on Friday was routine, no family from either side was in the courtroom, but Eyewitness News did speak off camera to both sides.

    The two brothers came out separately in court Friday afternoon, first 18-year-old Corey Banner then 25-year-old Marlon Banner. Both are charged with first-degree murder and were told they would be appointed a lawyer through the court system.

    Investigators said they were in a car behind the one Bostic was riding in.

    Police said they opened fire and a bullet hit Bostic.

    Eyewitness News spoke of camera to the mother of the suspects, she said she is sorry for the Bostic family's loss, but she is still in shock and waiting to learn more about the case.

    Eyewitness News also spoke to the victim's mother who said she did not know about Friday's court appearance.

    The funeral for Bostic will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Living Waters Church of God in Kannapolis.

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