Teen Arrested In Shooting Death Of Madison Man

Posted at 5:25 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 22:55:54-04

A teenager has been charged in the shooting death of a man in Davidson County. 

The suspect has been identified as 17-year-old Tyler Atkins. He was charged with criminal homicide. 

Officers with Metro Nashville Police were called to a mobile home on Queen Anne Drive in Madison shortly before 2:30 a.m. Monday. 

Authorities said 56-year-old John Stowers was found dead on the porch. A friend called 911 after finding his body. 

Neighbors in the area told police they heard what sounded like gunshots around 11:30 p.m. Sunday.

Investigators said a dispute broke out between Stowers and Atkins, resulting in gunfire. 

The motive for the shooting was not known. 

Anyone with additional information about the investigation has been asked to call officers at the Madison Precinct at 615-880-3311.