15-year-old shot to death on front porch of Antioch home

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are searching for the gunman who shot and killed a 15-year-old boy on the front porch of a home in Antioch Thursday afternoon.

Officers responded just after noon to a call of a shooting on Pointer Court, where they said they discovered Edgar Utley V had been fatally shot outside of the residence.

“I think I’m still processing it you know when you see the police cars and ambulances and K9 units with semi-automatic rifles it’s just like that is too close to home,” a neighbor named Celeste explained.

She described the neighborhood to News 2 as a quiet, close knit, family cul-de-sac. She said another neighbor jumped in to save Edgar after hearing the gunfire.

“They heard the gunshot. I didn’t hear the gunshot. I was on a Zoom meeting. She just said I think I was giving CPR and he was already gone,” Celeste said.

Detectives determined a female had visited Edgar and that she was in the house for about ten minutes, before walking out on the front porch with him. A male gunman was there hiding, approached Edgar and shot him, according to investigators.

Police said the gunman and the female then fled the area after Edgar was shot.

The gunman was wearing red clothing while the female was wearing blue jeans, a white hooded sweatshirt and a black beanie hat, according to detectives.

Metro police said the shooting was targeted.

“My son is just 22 so anytime something like that happens I always call him and make sure that he’s okay.  I think he’s on his way over he knows what’s happened and I just wanted to invite him to come home because we’re all grieving. We’re very close. We’ve all been in this court for probably 15 years together,” Celeste said.

Metro Nashville Public Schools confirmed to News 2 Edgar was a freshman at Hillsboro High School.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Nashville Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.

News 2 is tracking homicides investigated by the Metro Nashville Police Department for the year 2021. Click the image above to view the interactive Homicide Tracker.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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