Blunt-smoking Memphis Man Fatally Shoots Woman While Racking Gun, Cops Say

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Prestige Brown, 19, allegedly “admitted to recklessly shooting [Denisha Jones]." The firsthand admission also squared with the unidentified “female witness” who was inside the apartment when the bullet was fired, according to the document. Shelby County Sheriff's Office

The rips from a freshly rolled and lit blunt set the course for danger, especially once a woman smoking with him started fancying a firearm on the dining room table.

It was around 12:45 a.m. on Thursday when Prestige Brown was inside his girlfriend's apartment located on Eastwind Street and "rolled a blunt" while seated at a table, according to an Affidavit of Complaint obtained by Newsweek.

The 19-year-old and two other women took turns smoking the herb when one of the women allegedly "began admiring the gun," the document states.

When she lifted it from the table Brown pulled rank.

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He allegedly "grabbed the gun" away from her and attempted to rack it "to take the round out of the head," authorities said.

It was a sort of show-and-tell exhibition by the young man and two women in dope smoke-filled room, and according to the document.

Brown "proceeded to show the females how to take the gun apart."

To properly rack the gun, "requires pressure to be applied to the trigger in order to disassemble [it]," the affidavit reads.

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However, when Brown pressed against the trigger "the gun fired a round" and it tagged Denisha Jones in her upper chest, according to the affidavit.

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Prestige Brown, 19, allegedly “admitted to recklessly shooting [Denisha Jones]." The firsthand admission also squared with the unidentified “female witness” who was inside the apartment when the bullet was fired, according to the document. Shelby County Sheriff's Office

She passed away inside the apartment, the Shelby County Medical Examiner's Office determined later.

Memphis Police investigators concede in their report that Brown attempted to dispose of the weapon that snuffed Jones' life.

"After the shooting, Brown took the gun, ran downstairs and threw [it] over a fence," the document states.

The authorities also believe Brown didn't just try to make the gun disappear, but also for his attempt to tamper the crime scene by dispelling the fatal "spent bullet cartridge," "moving" the body" and "concealing blood."

When questioned, Brown allegedly waived his Miranda rights.

Brown "admitted to recklessly shooting [Jones]," the affidavit suggests. The firsthand admission also squared with the unidentified "female witness," according to the document.

So far, authorities have charged Brown with reckless homicide and tampering with or fabricating evidence, the affidavit states.

The fatal shooting occurred as Brown was freed on $6,000 bail from an incident on the morning of April 5, where authorities claim he boosted a 2009 Kia Rio and took clothes inside it, according to a police report reviewed by Newsweek.

When Memphis cops found the hot wheels that same day, Brown allegedly "bailed out of the stolen vehicle" and took an officer on a short foot chase, the document states.

After catching-up and detaining Brown at the corner of Graceland Drive and East Raines Road, the accused thief allegedly told cops that he was merely "a passenger" in the Kia.

As to why he helped himself to the car owner's new $190 Marathon white and maroon shoes and $215 belt?

Brown allegedly admitted in the report that he "found" them in the car.

It appears that Brown was given a chance to partake in a diversion program that extended through the summer of 2019. The case remains open.

For the homicide, however, Brown has been remanded and is due back in court on Dec. 27, court records show.

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