NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The teenager charged in a 56-year-old man’s front-porch killing last July will now be tried as an adult.
Tyler Atkins, 17, was indicted by the Davidson County Grand Jury on charges of first-degree murder.
The teen is accused of shooting and killing John Stowers at his mobile home on Queen Ann Drive last summer.
Metro police previously said Stowers was found by a friend at 2:30 a.m.; people in the area reportedly heard something that sounded like gunfire at 11:30 p.m. the night before.
A motive for the shooting wasn’t immediately known.