MEMPHIS, Tenn.—Two suspects have been charged with first-degree murder in the execution-style slayings of two men following a robbery at a Progressive Custom Wheels Inc. warehouse near the Memphis airport Jan. 22. Lt. Sammie Moore of the Memphis Police Department said two masked gunmen entered the warehouse shortly after 3 p.m. and demanded money. They forced the manager, an employee and a visitor to lie on the floor while they ransacked the office.
The gunmen then bound the three men with duct tape at the ankles and wrists and shot two of them in the head. The gunmen then fled the scene with an estimated $1,300.
Brian Petty, manager of the business, was bound but otherwise unhurt. He was able to free himself and call police.
One victim, Alan Bozarth, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene. Mr. Bozarth was a former Progressive employee and an acquaintance of Mr. Petty.
The other shooting victim was 21-year-old John Paul Young, a current Progressive employee. Mr. Young was taken to a hospital, where he died the following evening.
Police have arrested two 18-year-old men, Calvin M. Scott and James Kneeland, and have charged both with first-degree murder.
Debby Hall, a police spokeswoman, said Mr. Scott has signed a confession and that both men are being held without bail.