UPDATE: Man Wanted In Tennessee Shooting Surrenders

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press
Earnest Moore, who also goes by Earnest Woodley, turned himself in around 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

Credit: WKRN-TV

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UPDATE: Sunday, June 16, 2013

Authorities say a man accused of shooting his girlfriend and her three teenage daughters in a neighborhood near Nashville has surrendered to officials in Memphis.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office spokesman Earnest Moore told WSMV-TV that Earnest Moore, who also goes by Earnest Woodley, turned himself in around 4:20 a.m. Sunday.

Nashville police were expected to travel to Memphis and bring him back.

Officials in Nashville and Memphis did not immediately return calls left by The Associated Press.

Police say Moore shot 34-year-old Nicole Luke and her daughters Friday afternoon in an apartment complex in the city's Madison neighborhood.
Police say one of the teens who was shot has been released from Vanderbilt University Hospital. The others remain hospitalized in stable condition.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Nashville police said a woman and her three teenage daughters were shot at an apartment complex in the city's Madison neighborhood.

Police said in a news release Friday night that 39-year-old Earnest Woodley, who also goes by Earnest Moore, is wanted in the shooting of his girlfriend, 34-year-old Nicole Luke, and her twin 14-year-old daughters inside an apartment. Police said he then shot Luke's 15-year-old daughter as she sat outside in an SUV and fled barefoot.

Police said all four victims were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and are in stable condition. Police said Woodley has a previous conviction for second-degree murder in the 1990s in Shelby County.

Arrest warrants were issued charging Woodley with four counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.

Police said Woodley is considered armed and dangerous.


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