Police make second arrest for Nuru Frenche murder

Almost a year after 23-year-old Nuru Frenche’s death, police arrested a second person they say played a role in Frenche’s murder.

Nathaniel Taylor, 23, was arrested and charged Thursday with first-degree murder while armed, though the court has indicted him on eight additional charges.

Frenche was fatally shot in late April 2016 on 4900 block of Just St., NE. At around 10:30 p.m. the night of the shooting, police found Frenche suffering from a gunshot wound. Frenche was brought to a nearby hospital where succumbed to his injuries.

The following month, police arrested and charged Anthony Blackmone, 21, with first-degree murder while armed for his alleged involvement in Frenche’s death.

According to charging documents, Frenche was caught and ultimately killed in the crosshairs of a robbery in which Blackmone and Taylor, among others who remain unnamed, intended to rob another man.

Blackmone is being held without bail and is expected in court March 28.

Taylor is expected to be arraigned Friday.


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