PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Keep your eyes open for a late 90s white Dodge Durango. Phoenix police say it might be connected to a double murder. 

The shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5, near Third Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue. 

[ORIGINAL STORY: Phoenix PD: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized in double shooting]

Zachary Walter, 24, died that morning.

David Bessent, 41, was in extremely critical condition when he was rushed to the hospital; he died a couple of days later.

Both men were artists and worked at Jobot Coffee and Bar.

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For the first time, police are now talking about a possible motive. They think the suspects tried to rob the two men before they were shot. 

They hope someone recognizes the SUV and comes forward.  

"It could be as simple as somebody saying, 'You know, I have a neighbor. I have a friend who has a vehicle of that description who just seems overly preoccupied with this case,'" said Sgt. Tommy Thompson with the Phoenix Police Department. 

If you know anything about what happened to Walter and Bessent, please call the Phoenix Police Department at 602-262-6151 or Silent Witness at either 480-WITNESS (948-6377) or 1-800-343-TIPS (8477). Spanish speakers may call 480-TESTIGO (837-8446). (Click or tap phone number to call from this story on your mobile device.)

As always, there's a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. 

GoFundMe accounts have been set up to help the families of both victims.


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