Man shot in Antioch complex identified

The man fatally shot late Saturday night at the Hickory Manor Apartments, 2900 Hamilton Church Road, is identified as Johnny Broadnax Jr., 21, of Paragon Mills Road.

Johnny Broadnax Jr.

Johnny Broadnax Jr.

Officers responded to shots fired at 11:45 p.m. and found Broadnax lying in the grass near a 2002 GMC Envoy which had struck an apartment building.  Evidence at the scene suggests that Broadnax was shot near the management office and was attempting to flee in the SUV prior to the crash.  He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he died.

Witnesses reported seeing a dark grey car with two black racing stripes and tinted windows, possibly a Dodge Charger, drive off after the shooting.

Anyone with information about the murder of Johnny Broadnax is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463.  Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.  Persons can also send an electronic tip by texting the word “CASH” along with the message to 274637 (CRIMES) or online at