Tip Leads To Recovery Of SUV Believed Involved In Fatal Shooting

Tip Leads To Recovery Of SUV Believed Involved In Fatal Shooting

CREATED Mar 20, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A tip from Crime Stoppers led to the recovery of an SUV believed to have been involved in Saturday's fatal shooting of a man while he was driving along Ellington Parkway.

Madison Precinct detectives recovered the gold, 2004 Ford Expedition that was seen on surveillance at the Mag Market on Dickerson Pike Saturday.

It was impounded Wednesday after being found at a home in north Nashville. Detectives were processing it for evidence in the case, but said they have not made any arrests.

Police think the victim, 21-year-old Justin Roake, and his passenger argued with the gunman at the market only minutes before he was shot while driving along Ellington Parkway.

The altercation escalated into a reckless back and forth on Ellington Parkway by Roake in his silver Nissan Altima and the occupants of the SUV.

Roake was struck in the head by gunfire, and died at the scene. The passenger was not injured.

On Tuesday, police said they had spoken to a woman who was also seen inside the market and believed to have known the gunman. Police said she was helpful to their investigation, but did not release any other details.

Anyone with information was asked to call Crime Stoppers at (615)74-CRIME. Tips can also be sent to Crime Stoppers by texting the word "CASH" along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com.

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