The article describes the arrest of Perry Hughes, a 34-year-old man from Tennessee, who was charged with second-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun, and tampering with evidence.
Hughes allegedly shot and killed one of his roommates after arguing over $10 while celebrating another roommate’s birthday.
The police responded to a call about a shooting inside of a residence and found Hughes barricaded in his bedroom. After a short standoff, the police talked him out of the room and placed him in custody.
Antonio, the victim, was found dead inside a trash bin, covered in trash, inside Hughes’ bedroom. The police say they observed two handguns in plain view inside Hughes’ bedroom and noted that the floor of the hallway appeared to have recently been mopped.
When investigators obtained a search warrant, they found multiple cartridge casings, three bullet holes, and blood in the residence.
They also found three guns, a mop with what appeared to be blood on the mop head in a bucket filled with what appeared to be bloody water, and Antonio’s body.
The argument between Hughes and Antonio escalated, and both men allegedly ended up pointing weapons at each other before Antonio put up his weapon and said he wanted to fight Hughes.
Hughes allegedly fired two shots, killing Antonio. Hughes, who was convicted of felony aggravated assault in 2014, was booked into the Shelby County Jail and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.