Metro Police detectives have charged Ryan Oneal White in connection with Tuesday morning’s fatal shooting of James Truitt inside a residence at 815 N. Second St.
White, 20, is believed to have shot Truitt just before 1 a.m. while attempting to rob him, police said.
Truitt, 24, who according to police was involved in a dice game at the time, died after being driven to Skyline Medical Center in a minivan, which left after dropping him off.
Police say Artrell Wade, 21, who also was fatally shot, was involved in the same dice game. He was found in the front yard of the home and was pronounced dead at Vanderbilt.
Charges have not been filed in connection to Wade's murder.
Detectives are also seeking McKinley Kenny Martin, 29, for questioning in connection with the murders.
It is believed that Martin was present when the gunfire erupted and has information about the circumstances. Martin is a convicted burglar, thief and vandal.
Murder suspect White has three misdemeanor drug convictions as an adult.
Victims Truitt and Wade had recent felony cocaine convictions.
Anyone seeing White or Martin is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.