MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A fight between two friends last year started as an argument and ended with the death of one of them, according to Amy Weirich, district attorney for Shelby County.
LaJuan Britton, 47, aka LaJuan Craft, was charged Thursday by a grand jury of first degree murder and convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
Investigators said Britton and Antonio Hines, 44, had an argument on the night of April 26, 2020 on the 500 block of Gilleas Road in southwest Memphis.
At one point, Britton said he was leaving, but Hines said he would be back, the press release said.
About 15 minutes later, Britton returned and the fight continued. He drew a gun and shot Hines in the stomach and waist.
Hines was taken to the hospital. Before the operation, he told the police that Britton had shot him.
He died four days later as a result of his gunshot wounds.
Britton is being held in Shelby County Jail.
The case is being handled by Attorney General Karen Cook, the District Attorney’s Special Prosecution Unit (SPU) in Division 8 of the Criminal Court. The SPU is aiming for a maximum sentence for repeated offenders.
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