Nashville citizen offers reward for shooting suspect's arrest - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Nashville citizen offers reward for shooting suspect's arrest

Posted: Updated:
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

As a Nashville family prepares to bury a teenager who was shot to death last week at his bus stop, police say the killer is still out there somewhere.

Police continue to search for 17-year-old Eric Goodner, who is suspected of shooting and killing Pearl-Cohn classmate Johnathan Johnson, 17, while he was waiting on his school bus.

Now, the community is stepping up to help get Goodner behind bars. Police said Monday an anonymous, concerned citizen has posted a $500 reward for information leading to Goodner's arrest. The $500 reward is in addition to the reward of up to $1,000 offered by Nashville Crime Stoppers.

Investigators believe it's not out of the realm of possibility that someone could be helping Goodner stay hidden.

"[Goodner] is 17 years old. I don't think he has a bank account with unlimited resources. Somebody is probably helping him," said North Precinct Cmdr. Terrence Graves.

Police said Goodner shot Johnson two times as the victim waited to catch the bus near his home on 10th Avenue North.

Anyone seeing Goodner or having information regarding his whereabouts is urged to contact the Emergency Communications Center at 862-8600 or Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME.

Copyright 2013 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Also on KFVS12.comMore>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • FBI launches excessive force probe of Independence police

    FBI launches excessive force probe of Independence police

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-09-16 00:11:25 GMT
    The FBI announced Monday afternoon that it has launched an investigation of the Independence Police Department after a teen was left in a coma following an arrest.
    The FBI announced Monday afternoon that it has launched an investigation of the Independence Police Department after a teen was left in a coma following an arrest.
  • Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Apple releases tool to remove free U2 album

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:14 GMT
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple is releasing a special tool that lets people...
    Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people remove...
  • Notre Dame High School starts new lunch program, opts out of federal

    Notre Dame High School starts new lunch program, opts out of federal

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:05 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:05:42 GMT
    New federal regulations have changed what many kids who attend public schools eat for lunch at school. However, some area private schools don't have to follow those rules and have come up with their own new school lunch program.
    New federal regulations have changed what many kids who attend public schools eat for lunch at school. However, some area private schools don't have to follow those rules and have come up with their own new school lunch program.
Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.