Suspect Wanted In 2015 Fatal Beating

Posted at 11:44 AM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 12:44:22-04

Authorities have been searching for a man wanted in a fatal beating that took place in 2015.

Detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department said 49-year-old Wilfred L. Ware has been indicted on a charge of second degree murder for the fatal beating of 61-year-old Melvin Blackman in November 2015.

Blackman passed away December 30 as a result of his injuries. Reports stated those injuries happened during a dispute with Ware on November 11 at a home in the 800 block of Youngs Lane.

According to reports, Blackman had been drinking when he was assaulted, allegedly by someone he knew.

Blackman was taken by a cab to Skyline Medical Center on November 15, but police were not aware of the incident until November 20.

An investigation led to Ware as the suspect.

Anyone with information on Ware’s whereabouts has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.