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Murder Suspect Antonio L. Porter Surrenders to Police


August 11, 2014


Murder suspect Antonio L. Porter surrendered to officers late Sunday night and is now being held in the Metro Jail without bond pending a hearing.
Officers were dispatched to Torbett Street to take Porter, 21, into custody.  When they arrived, Porter was waiting for them with his mother.  He was taken to the Madison Precinct for an interview, during which he acknowledged being involved in the March 15th fatal shooting of Justin Roake on Ellington Parkway.
Porter and Barry Eugene Moore, 27, were indicted on first-degree murder charges Friday by the Davidson County Grand Jury.  They are alleged to be responsible for firing shots from a Ford Expedition into Roake’s Nissan Altima.  Roake, 21, was hit in the head and died at the scene.

Minutes before the fatal gunfire, 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 shots being fired on Ellington Parkway.  Roake’s passenger was not hurt.
Moore remains at large.  Anyone seeing him or knowing his 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  Those who contact Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.  

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