Man charged with murder of Muskegon Heights teen

Posted at 9:25 AM, Jun 11, 2019

MUSKEGON, Mich. — A man has been charged with the murder of a Muskegon Heights teen last week.

Rodney Neal, 30, is being held on a $500,000 bond for the murder of Derek Peterson, Jr., on June 5. Peterson was found dead from a gunshot wound in a car on 6th Street between Sherman and Broadway avenues. Court records show Neal was arrested on June 7.

Neal is also being charged with firearms possession and being a fourth-time offender, along with open murder.