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2nd suspect surrenders in murder of 15-year-old

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 06:49:54-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — UPDATE: Feb. 7th: The second suspect has surrendered to police, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department.

ORIGINAL STORY: A 15-year-old was shot and killed on the front porch of his home on Pointer Court in South Nashville near Antioch.

Edgar Utley V, who was known as EJ, was shot around noon Thursday.

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EJ Utley

Metro Nashville Police officials say a teen girl visited Utley prior to the shooting. She was inside with him for about 10 minutes before they both walked out onto the porch. That's when police say a teen boy, who was hiding, approached Utley and shot him.

The gunman and the female ran away from the area. Utley was taken to the hospital where officials say he died a couple of hours later.

On Friday, police named two people as suspects: 15-year-old Trameisha Farris and 16-year-old Wilton Alexander. Police believe they were possibly robbing Utley. Juvenile Court arrest orders were issued.

Saturday afternoon, officials said Farris had turned herself in.

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Wilton Alexander, 16, and Trameisha Farris, 15 Photos provided by MNPD

Utley was a student at Hillsboro High School, where he played football. Football coach Maurice Fitzgerald said the teen "had enormous ability." Even though Utley was a freshman, he was a member of the varsity squad.

Read More: High school football community mourns the death of EJ Utley