Police say Ellington Parkway shooting was likely targeted - WKRN News 2

Police say Ellington Parkway shooting was likely targeted

Posted: Updated: March 17, 2014 5:50 PM CDT
Justin Roake, 21, was shot in the head Saturday afternoon. Justin Roake, 21, was shot in the head Saturday afternoon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police said a man shot and killed on Ellington Parkway Saturday afternoon was more than likely targeted by someone.

Police said they have not ruled out road rage as a motive, but said it does not appear to be a random shooting.

Justin Roake, 21, was traveling northbound near the Briley Parkway interchange around 2:45 p.m. when shots were fired toward his vehicle from another car.

Roake, of Madison, was shot in the head and died at the scene.

His 19-year-old friend was in the passenger's seat and was not injured.

Authorities reported Roake was also armed, however, it has yet to be determined if he returned gunfire.

Police are searching for the person responsible for the fatal shooting. They said they may have been driving a dark SUV or pickup truck.

Detectives are investigating a number of leads and interviewing a number of witnesses.

Roake's family did not want to comment on his murder when reached at his Madison home Monday.

Friends left tributes for Roake on Twitter.

Roake lists Tennessee State University and Hunters Lane Comprehensive High School on Facebook.

TSU confirmed Roake attended the university as a freshman, but had not enrolled in classes since the spring of 2012.

Metro police said Roake did not have a criminal history in Nashville.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting or persons who may have been upset with Roake is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

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