Man indicted after deadly shooting at Peppertree Apartments

Prestige Brown

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The man accused of shooting an acquaintance in the chest has been indicted on reckless homicide charges.

According to police, Prestige Brown, Denisha Jones and another woman were inside an apartment in the 4300 block of Eastwind Street when the second woman began admiring a gun Brown had sitting on the dining room table.

Brown was reportedly in the process of showing her how to take the gun apart when he pulled the trigger to disassemble it and it fired a live round. Jones was struck in the chest and later died on the scene.

After the shooting, authorities said Brown took the gun and threw it over a fence. Police also said someone moved the victim, cleaned up some of the blood and removed the bullet cartridge from the scene.

Brown only admitted to getting rid of the gun, police said.

He was charged with reckless homicide and tampering with evidence.

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