HAMPTON, Va. — Hampton police arrested an 18-year-old man charged with murder in connection with a homicide on Friday.

Police said Mekhi Vicente Ivey is in custody in connection with the shooting that left 17-year-old Rae’kwon Peterson dead.

Around 2 a.m. Sunday, Ivey went to Hampton Police Headquarters in the 1st block of Lincoln Street and turned himself in.

17-year-old Rae'Kwon Peterson
Vionne Buggs
Hampton Police Division

Mekhi Vicente Ivey, of Hampton, is charged with Murder and one count of Use of a Firearm in Commission of a Felony. 

Peterson died at the scene in the 2600 block of Kecoughtan Road. The shooting started around 12:30 a.m.

Investigators said the victim got in a fight with the suspect. The suspect pulled out a gun and shot the teen multiple times. 

13News Now reporter Niko Clemmons spoke with Vionne Buggs. She said her son, Rae’kwon Peterson, was the one shot and killed. She said he just graduated from Hampton High School and he was working two jobs.

Read more about Peterson and the shooting.