Nashville teen faces first-degree murder in front-porch killing

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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.

Tyler Atkins (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

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.