Police: Shooter identified, getaway driver arrested in Nashville gas station murder

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police say they’ve identified the alleged shooter in last week’s gas station murder in Nashville and are hoping the public can help bring him to justice.

The department says they’ve also arrested the accused getaway driver in West Tennessee.

Authorities are searching for Danny Haskins, 57, who is accused of shooting Quinton Thornton in the back, killing him, last Friday at the Marathon station on the corner of John A. Merritt Boulevard and 28th Avenue North.

Danny Haskins (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Anyone who sees Haskins is urged to contact our partners at Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-74-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

His alleged accomplice and getaway driver, 20-year-old Terry Martin, was taken into custody earlier Tuesday in Dyersberg. Metro police say is charged there with probation violation and will be transported to Nashville soon to be booked on a criminal homicide warrant.

Haskins and Martin were reportedly identified with the help of people who called in after seeing media reports of the surveillance photos from Friday morning.

Terry Martin (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

According to Metro police, Thornton, 35, was beside his Dodge Challenger near the gas pumps when he appeared to have words with two men outside an older model gray Lincoln Continental.

When Thornton walked over to the Lincoln, he was shot in the back. He was rushed to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

L to R: Suspected gunman and getaway driver (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)