Antonio Batts, 40, identified as man fatally shot on 16th Ave North overnight.

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Antonio Maurice Batts, 40, has been identified as the man fatally wounded shortly before 1 AM Wednesday morning in the 1600 block of 16th Avenue North.

Police say that Batts was sitting on the front porch of a home visiting the resident when a gunman approached, fired several shots, and fled the scene.

North Precinct detectives are examining Batts’ background to determine whether it is connected to his murder, as he was previously involved in a violent attack on three persons, two of whom were shot.

Anyone with information on the person responsible for shooting Batts is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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