Rocky Mount police arrested two teenagers Thursday night in connection with the shooting death of another teen earlier in the week.
Johnathan Lamont Hargrove, 18, of Whitakers and Kionte Marquis Ransom, 18, of Rocky Mount were charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Both were jailed in Nash County without bond.
Authorities said Hargrove and Ransom attempted to rob Jose Antonio Martinez, 17, Tuesday night on the 200 block of Jackson Street. Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said the robbery stemmed from a narcotics transaction and the suspects shot and killed Martinez.
No further details about the case were released.