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Teen charged with murder after shooting victim dies

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Bennie Beal      Source: Jackson Police Dept. Bennie Beal Source: Jackson Police Dept.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Jackson store clerk has died of injuries suffered in a shooting Monday afternoon. 

Jackson police spokeswoman Colendula Green confirms Dilip Patel, 49, died shortly before 3 p.m. Tuesday of a gunshot wound to the head. 

Officer green says a charge of aggravated assault against Bennie Beal, 16, has now been upgraded to murder. 

Beal is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Wednesday morning. 

Patel was shot in the parking lot of the Shell Sprint Mart on 1141 University Boulevard, formerly Terry Road, at 1:21 Monday afternoon. 

Police say the incident stemmed from an argument over a gas bill. 

Four people fled the scene in a green Volvo. That car was later found in the driveway of 713 Winter Street where Beal and three others were taken into custody. 

So far, Beal is the only one charged in the case. 

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