Decorrius Wright, 16, and Morris Marsh, 17, both accused of murder, escaped from the Juvenile Detention Center in downtown Nashville at about 9:45 p.m. Saturday along with Brandon Caruthers, 17, and Calvin Howse, 15, according to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department.
Authorities said at least 35 minutes elapsed before the Metro Nashville Police Department was notified of the escape.
They had been on work detail and escaped when their supervisor went away to address a fight, with the teens entering an elevator and using staff protocols to reach the ground floor and then pass through a series of doors, the TV station reported.
Wright, 16, is charged with the murder of Nashville musician Kyle Yorlets, who was found shot to death outside his home in February.
The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says in a news release the teens broke out of the downtown facility Saturday night and are believed to be armed and risky.
The teens were last seen running on South 2nd Street toward Jefferson Street.
Marsh is accused of murdering Charles Easley back in April.
Brandon Cauthers, also 17, is being charged as an adult in an armed robbery case from August past year and Calvin Hows, 15, was arrested in November on charges of gun possession and auto theft, police said.
Police were not aware of any confirmed sightings as of Sunday afternoon.
But after a juvenile crime task force officer reviewed security video, it was determined the people in the video weren´t the fugitives. Anyone seeing them is asked to immediately contact the Emergency Communications Center at 615-862-8600.