(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – A 21-year-old man pled guiltyTuesday in the shooting deaths of two teens during a brief argument two yearsago behind a Berclair-area business, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. AmyWeirich.
Defendant Antonio D. Turner pled guilty to two counts ofsecond-degree murder and was sentenced to 44 years in prison without thepossibility for parole. The settlement was approved by Criminal Court JudgeJohn Campbell and supported by the families of the two victims.
The incident occurred on Feb. 9, 2018, when police found NicholasMillican, 18, and Audrea Reed, 17, suffering from gunshot wounds behind abusiness in the 3800 block of Macon Road. Millican was pronounced dead at thescene and Reed died the following day in a hospital.
Turner, who was a gang member known in the area as “T.O.”, fledthe scene on a bicycle, but was identified by witnesses as the shooter. He wasarrested about two weeks later and gave police a statement of admission.
The case was handled by Chief Prosecutor Paul Hagerman and Asst.Dist. Atty. Carla Taylor of the District Attorney’s Crime Strategies &Narcotics Prosecution Unit which incorporates and expands the work of theMulti-Agency Gang Unit, the Organized Crime Unit, Project SafeNeighborhood/Gundone, GunStat, the Safe Streets Task Force and the ViolentCrime Unit.