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Published on May 21, 2024
Second Teen Charged with Homicide in Fatal North Nashville Apartment ShootingSource: Metro Nashville Police Department

A second teenager has been charged with the murder of a 20-year-old man in a North Nashville apartment, following an incident that occurred in early March, police reported. Dazmane Moore, aged 17, faces homicide charges over the shooting death of Gregory Manning II, who was found dead on March 8 inside an apartment at the Villas of Metro Center on Ponder Place, as per the WKRN.

The investigation has brought to light accusations that Moore and 18-year-old Marickus Ladd drew their weapons and shot Manning during what escalated into a lethal confrontation the victim, according to what police say, reportedly attended after being summoned by Ladd, who was arrested previously on March 19 and also charged with criminal homicide, the sequence of events leading to a tragic outcome, and yet another young life brushed irretrievably into the chasm of gun violence. "Moore was booked at juvenile detention," the Metro Nashville Police Department indicated in a statement obtained by WSMV.

The engagement between the teenagers and Manning culminated in tragedy, with the latter sustaining fatal injuries from gunfire. Moore's arrest adds a new dimension to this case, implying that multiple individuals were involved in what was a deadly altercation inside the apartment as detailed by the authorities.

As the investigation proceeds, the police have not yet disclosed any further motifs or circumstances that could have led to the shooting, displaying the details in delineated facts shorn of speculation or judgment, in a statement released by the Metro Nashville Police Department, and Moore's charge as a juvenile for his alleged involvement in the homicide adds another layer of intricacy to a case steeped in youthful indiscretion turned violent the specifics of which are still being unpicked by detectives, as reported by Tennessean.