Man accused of shooting girlfriend, 3 teens held on $5 million bond
June 17, 2013 05:17 PM
Reported By Joseph Pleasant, Reporter - bio | email
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Earnest Moore, formerly Earnest Woodley, is being held on $5 million bond on four counts of attempted homicide and four counts of aggravated assault.
Metro-Nashville Police said Moore shot his girlfriend Nicole Luke, 34, her twin 14-year-old daughters Deona and Keona Luke, and her 15-year-old daughter Kierra Smith Friday at the Brinkhaven Apartments in Madison.
According to police, Moore, Luke and her children were moving to Memphis together.
The group had their belongings packed in a U-haul when they stopped by Moore's cousin's apartment to say goodbye.
Police said Moore and Luke began to argue inside the apartment and Moore shot his girlfriend, her twin daughters and then walked outside and shot Luke's 15-year-old daughter who was waiting in the car.
He then ran off into the woods and was not seen again until he turned himself into Shelby County authorities on Sunday.
Neighbors at the Brinkhaven Apartments were relieved to hear Moore turned himself into authorities.
"I said Lord just let him be caught because if he has done it once or twice he will do it again," Nicholette Musick said. "I still pray for the people who got shot and the man because he needs prayer."
Luke and one of her daughters are out of the hospital. Two of her other daughters are listed in stable condition.
Moore and Luke share a three year old daughter who was in the apartment at the time of the shooting. She was unharmed.
Moore is also facing a previous charge of driving on a suspended license. He is due in court on that charge July 9.