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Man Surrenders In Fatal Ellington Parkway Shooting

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Man Surrenders In Fatal Ellington Parkway Shooting

CREATED Aug 11, 2014 - UPDATED: Aug 11, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – One of two men wanted in connection with a March fatal shooting on Ellington Parkway has surrendered to police.

Antonio Porter, age 21, turned himself into Metropolitan Nashville Police officers on Sunday night. Officers were sent to a home on Torbett Street to take him into custody. He was reportedly waiting for them with his mother, and was taken into custody without incident.

On Friday, Porter along with with Barry Eugene Moore, age 27, were indicted on first degree murder charges by the Davidson County Grand Jury in the shooting death of 21-year-old Justin Roake on March 15.

Roake and a 19-year-old friend were traveling north on Ellington Parkway when shots were fired into their car by someone in a passing vehicle. Roake was struck in the head and died at the scene.

His passenger was not injured during the incident.

Prior to the shooting, police said Roake and his passenger stopped at the Mag Market on Dickerson Pike, where Moore and Porter were also said to have been at the time.

According to investigators, Roake’s passenger reportedly fired a pistol in the air as the car pulled away from the store, which led to a reckless vehicular back and forth that ultimately led to gunfire on Ellington Parkway.

Following an interview with officers in which Porter allegedly admitted to being involved in the shooting, he was booked just before 1 a.m. Monday at the Metro Jail. He was being held without bond pending a hearing.

Moore has yet to be located. Anyone with information has been asked to call Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME.

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