Disagreement over check leads to shots being fire at Hickory Hill apartment complex

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A disagreement over a paycheck led to shots being fired at a Hickory Hill apartment complex.

Police said it happened on Wednesday, July 17, at the Village Grove Apartments on Fescue Lane.

The victim stated he was at home when Lamontavius Jones, a former employee, showed up demanding his last paycheck. A verbal altercation took place and eventually Jones pulled out a gun.

Fearing for his safety, the man said he tried to restrain Jones which led to a struggle. That's when two shots were fired.

Thankfully no one was hurt.

"That's stupid," resident Mariah Bobo said. "I mean why would you do that though? You jeopardize your life, you jeopardize the other folks life. I know there's little kids that play over there, so you basically putting folks in danger for a check."

Police arrested Jones and charged him with a felony count of aggravated assault. Records show he admitted to firing the shots.

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