Felon, accomplice wanted in connection to man’s shooting death

Felon, accomplice wanted in connection to man's shooting death (Image 1)
Felon, accomplice wanted in connection to man's shooting death (Image 1)

A convicted felon and his accomplice are being sought by Metro police in connection to the shooting death of a 35-year-old man last fall.

Mario McKnight was killed during an altercation on October 30 in the vicinity of 12th Avenue South and Argyle Avenue.

At the time of his death, McKnight was a passenger in a dry cleaning van. It is believed he and the driver were trying to flee a street robbery related to a nearby dice game.

Rodrecus Smith, 25, is wanted by police for murder and robbery. He is also wanted for felony probation violation, domestic assault, vandalism and failure to appear in court.

Smith’s accomplice, Martez Parham, is under indictment for being an accessory after the fact.

Smith is last known to have lived on Stockell Street and is considered to be dangerous and potentially armed.

Parham, 22, is a convicted kidnapper and robber. He is last known to have lived on Simpkins Road.

Anyone with information on Smith or Parham’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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