Man, 2 teens charged with first-degree murder in Murfreesboro shooting

James Lattimore (Courtesy: Murfreesboro Police Department)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – Three people, including two teenagers, have been charged with first-degree murder after two men were shot in Murfreesboro late Sunday night.

Police responded to the 400 block of Castleview Drive around 11:35 p.m. where one of the victims was found with life-threatening injuries.

The 20-year-old man, identified as Martavious Roper, was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville where he later died. A second gunshot victim, 20-year-old Malik Brooks, was treated at Saint Thomas Rutherford. He has since been released.

Police said James Lattimore, 20, and two 17-year-olds have been taken into custody. They are all charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

A fourth suspect remains at large. Police have not released that person’s identity.

A motive for the shooting was not immediately known. Anyone with information is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 615-893-STOP.