Two Men Wanted for March Murder of Justin Roake on Ellington Parkway
August 9, 2014
August 9, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Nearly five months of investigation into fatal gunfire on Ellington Parkway has now led to the indictment of two Nashville men on charges of first-degree murder.
Barry Eugene Moore, 27, and Antonio L. Porter, 21, are accused in the March 15th shooting death of Justin Roake. Roake, 21, and a 19-year-old friend were traveling north on Ellington Parkway in Roake’s Nissan Altima when shots were fired at the car from a Ford Expedition. Roake was hit in the head and died at the scene.
Minutes before the shooting, Roake and his passenger were at the Mag Market on Dickerson Pike. Moore and Porter are alleged to have also been there. Roake’s passenger is believed to have fired a pistol in the air as they pulled away, resulting in the Expedition engaging in a reckless vehicular back and forth with the Altima that ultimately led to gunfire on Ellington Parkway. Roake’s passenger was not hurt.
Lead Detective Jamie Bledsoe and his colleagues at the Madison Precinct located the Expedition on March 19th and, since then, have been working to build the case against the persons responsible for Roake’s murder.
Concerted efforts to locate Moore and Porter since the indictment was issued Friday have been unsuccessful. Anyone seeing them or knowing their whereabouts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME. Citizens can also send an electronic tip to Crime Stoppers by texting the word “CASH” along with their message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at www.nashvillecrimestoppers.com. Those who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.
Note: A photo of Porter is presently unavailable.