Teen Shot Dead, Marine Under Arrest

A Marine is accused of killing his civilian roommate in a shooting Wednesday night in Jacksonville.

Michael Smith has been charged with the murder of Joshua Thorkelson at their Bridgewater Court residence.

Police say the 19-year-old had an apparent gunshot to the head. He died at Onslow Memorial Hospital.

Detectives say Smith and the victim were in the kitchen area with several other friends when Thorkelson began showing people a handgun. Police say the gun was held by various people and eventually by Smith. A news release says Smith pointed the weapon at Thorkelson and fired the gun.

The 21-year-old Smith has been placed in the Onslow County jail with no bond.

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