MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police have released more information in a shooting that left a 12-year-old dead inside his home in North Memphis on Saturday.
According to records, Caterrious Williams arrived at the home and told his girlfriend, 12-year-old Devin Johnson's sister, to make him something to eat. When she told him no, Williams reportedly pulled out a gun and held it to her head.
The two got into a physical fight during which Williams reportedly heard a noise in the kitchen.
The girlfriend said she went to check it out and when she returned Williams was standing over her brother and opened fire. Police said he shot the 12 year old in the head.
Williams denied having any involvement in the shooting.
He was charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and aggravated assault.
Devin's parents told WREG they did not know Williams was in their house early Saturday morning and had never seen him before.
“I didn’t know none of this was going on. I’m glad he got caught," said the child's mother, Cecelia Berry. "We're trying to raise money to bury him right now. That’s the only thing we need.”