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Police Renew Call For Public's Help Solving Bus Stop Murder

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At a community meeting Tuesday night in North Nashville police and city leaders renewed their call for the public's help in finding the teenager suspected in a bus stop murder.

Police are looking for 17-year-old Eric Goodner in connection with the shooting death of 17-year-old Jonathan Johnson.

The teenager was shot and killed Friday while waiting for his school bus on 10th Avenue North.

He attended Pearl-Cohn High School. Witnesses told Metro Police Goodner was the gunman. According to investigators, Goodner walked up to Johnson, shot him, then ran away from the scene.

"We the community can find this person," Metro Council member Edith Taylor Langster told a group of residents who attended the meeting.

The lead detective on the case told the audience even the smallest tip could be the break police are looking for.

"Maybe you don't know him, but maybe you know somebody else that does," said Lt. William Dyer.

Metro Police are not sure if Goodner is still in Nashville, but given his age, they feel he probably is not far away.

"There are people in this community who know who he is, there are people in this community, right now, who know where he's at," Dyer said.

Police are hoping community leaders will spread the word about Goodner, and that information will get to the right person who can provide crucial information.

"Someone out there knows where this young man is, where he's sleeping, where he's going to have his dinner meal tonight, his morning breakfast," said Langster.

If you have any information that can help police, call Metro Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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