Less than one week into 2018, police confirmed they’re investigating the first shooting homicide of the year.
Around 8:41 a.m. Saturday, authorities confirmed a man, later identified as 20-year-old Davario Kendricks, was found dead in the driver's seat of a car in a parking lot in the 1500 block of Jefferson Street.
Details on the homicide had not been released, but authorities confirmed they charged 23-year-old James Moore, Jr. in the case. They added Kendricks was an acquaintance of Moore.
Moore told officials he was present during the shooting, but was not the one responsible.
Video from the business did not show a third person, and police said the video also did not support Moore's claims.
The parking lot belonged to the Essence Day Spa and Salon; however, officials said Kendricks was not believed to be connected to anyone at that building.
Moore was being held in lieu of a $150,000 bond. The motive was unknown as the investigation continued.