MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Quintinus Paige is facing second-degree murder charges after admitting to shooting a man in the head in a Hickory Hill apartment.
Police responded to a shots fired call on April 4 around 11 p.m. and found a man, Darrius Vance, unresponsive on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to records, Paige was in an argument with his brother at the time. In the heat of anger, Paige grabbed his gun and fired a shot from the second floor of the apartment towards the third floor, hitting Vance in the head.
During the investigation a witness told police she heard a man and woman arguing followed by gunshots just minutes prior. Then, the witness heard a woman cry out, “Why did you shoot him!”
Officers continued to investigate the area, and they discovered the victim lived at the apartment complex with his girlfriend. She was interviewed by police and gave a statement.
While investigating, officers were informed by the Mt. Moriah Station that someone had confessed to the shooting. Paige along with his girlfriend and brother were interviewed by the Homicide Bureau.
Paige is expected to appear in court on April 5.