Defendant Narquese White also was indicted on charges of attempted first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, two counts of employing a firearm in the commission of a dangerous felony, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.
He is being held without bond.
On July 18 last year police were called to a residence in the 1400 block of Wilson St. in South Memphis where they found 21-year-old Dontavious Craigen in the driveway, dead of gunshot wounds.
They also found a 38-year-old man on the porch suffering from a gunshot wound which he survived.
A 22-year-old woman and her two children were inside the house, but were not injured.
Police said two men came to the house in an attempt to rob Craigen and began shooting. White was developed as a suspect and five weeks later, on Aug. 25, police arrested him at a residence in the 4000 block of Timberwood Drive in the Raleigh area.
The second suspect has not been identified.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Kirby May, chief prosecutor of the DA’s Community Prosecution Unit in Criminal Court Div. 6 which handles all felony cases out of the Raleigh-Frayser area’s Old Allen Police Precinct.