A second teen is behind bars in connection to the Thursday night fatal shooting of a 60-year-old man in the James Cayce Homes, police said.
Police say Athel Hayes was driving out the public housing development in the 700 block of South Sixth Street when the teens allegedly approached his car and fatally shot him.
Dezzmond Harris, 17, of South Fifth Street, implicated himself when questioned by detectives, police said. He is being held in juvenile detention with co-defendant Terry Reed, 16, who was arrested Friday.
Reed allegedly confessed during interviews with detectives, police said. Although Reed and Hayes lived near each other, police said there is no indication of prior hostility between the two.
Detectives believe attempted robbery may have been the motive for the shooting.
Both teens face charges of criminal homicide.