Teen's Killer Identified As Murder Victim

Posted at 10:04 PM, Feb 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-27 23:18:05-05

Detectives identified the person who killed a teenager protecting his family during a violent home invasion, but that suspect will never be charged because he too became a murder victim.

Metro detectives said the man who killed 17-year old Ja'Donte Thompson was 20-year-old Davario Kendricks.

After seeing the news of Kendricks' recent murder, Thompson's family recognized him as the gunman who killed their son.

According to police, Kendricks was murdered inside a car at 1511 Jefferson Street on the morning of Saturday, January 6.  

Police said Kendricks was a complete stranger to the family and broke into their Nashville home back in December with an unidentified accomplice.

Two men were charged with Kendricks' death.