26-year-old Paul Brown was charged with attempted murder and employment of a firearm during the commission of a felony after he admitted to shooting his neighbor after he punched him.
On November 8th, Memphis Police Officer Jones responded to a reported shooting call at the residence of 3761 Cambridge Station Drive. Upon arrival, Angela Smith stated her husband, Arthur Smith, got into an argument and was shot by her neighbor “Tray”, later identified as Paul Brown. Maqtavious Vassar advised that he, Paul, and a few others were outside “just kicking it” when Arthur said something to them.
According to the affidavit, Paul became angrier as Arthur and he continued to speak. According to the report, after Arthur approached and punched him, Paul pulled out a gun and shot him in the chest. Officer Jones reported that Paul fled the scene, but was later found on foot in the area of South Mendenhall Road and Mendenhall Park Place. Angela identified Paul as the shooter and he gave a statement, where he admitted to shooting Arthur after he got punched. He also told officers that he ditched the gun used in the shooting and willfully led investigators to the location where he threw the weapon.
Paul Brown was arrested and charged with attempted murder and employment of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He is currently jailed in lieu of a $100,000 bond.