Suspect's cousin arrested in connection to H.S. student's murder - WKRN News 2

Suspect's cousin arrested in connection to H.S. student's murder

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Nicholas Goodner Nicholas Goodner
Quantrese Upkins Quantrese Upkins
Eric Goodner Eric Goodner
Johnathan Johnson Johnathan Johnson
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

The cousin of a teenage murder suspect was taken into police custody Saturday in connection to the fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 17-year-old high school student.

Nicholas Goodner is accused of trying to hide his relative, Eric Goodner from authorities.

Seventeen-year-old Eric Goodner was wanted by police for shooting and killing Pearl Cohn High School student Johnathan Johnson moments after he left his home for the bus stop on the morning of April 11.

Eric Goodner was taken into police custody on Wednesday at the Village Place complex.

Authorities said the teen had been staying at the complex since at least April 27.

Nicholas Goodner has been charged with accessory after the fact.

He has since been released on a $10,000 bond.

Nicholas Goodner's girlfriend Quantrese Upkins was arrested on Friday in connection to the shooting death of Johnson.

Upkins told police that Nicholas Goodner asked her if Eric Goodner could stay with them.

She is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Both Upkins and Nicholas Goodner are scheduled to be in court June 4.

Previous Stories:

  • May 3, 2013: Woman arrested in connection to H.S. student's murder, Man wanted
  • May 1, 2013: Accused bus stop shooter may have eluded police dressed as woman
  • May 1, 2013: Teen wanted in fatal shooting near bus stop captured
  • April 16, 2013: Police ask for public's help in locating teen murder suspect
  • April 15, 2013: Concerned citizen posts $500 reward for arrest of murder suspect
  • April 12, 2013: Search intensifies for gunman accused of killing student
  • April 11, 2013: Pearl Cohn H.S. shooting victim dies, Suspect at large
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