MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - Memphis police released more details on the shooting death of a Memphis musician and a 16-year-old boy early Sunday morning.
Police were called to a shooting on the 1400-block of Cherry Road just after 2 a.m. on Sunday, October 14. When they arrived they found 70-year-old Blake "B.B." Cunningham and 16-year-old Henry White had been shot; both victims were pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators say Cunningham was working as an apartment complex security guard when two suspects fired shots at a security guard at a nearby complex. Cunningham pursued the suspects across the street to the back of the Cherry Crest Apartments and the second security guard heard additional shots fired. While checking the area, the guard then found Cunningham and Henry shot to death in the complex's courtyard.
The second suspect, who ran from the scene after the shooting, was later identified as 22-year-old Dock Britt. He was arrested and charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and First Degree Murder. Britt was arraigned October 15 and his next court appearance is scheduled for October 22. He is being held without bond at the Shelby County Jail.
Cunningham, a well-known Memphis musician, was part of the band "The Hombres" when they released the 1967 song "Let it all Hang Out.” In 1997 Cunningham joined the Jerry Lee Lewis' band as a bass player.