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.

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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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