A Memphis man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses, including murder and spitting on police, after a violent incident at a local grocery store. According to the Memphis Police Department (MPD), 23-year-old Landon Quinton approached two people outside of the Z Market on South Perkins Road on Sunday, January 22nd.
The man with Quinton pistol-whipped one of the victims, stealing his cash, cellphone, and car keys, and Quinton shot his friend before the robbers ran off, MPD said. The man who was shot died on the scene, according to police.
Officers said they soon found Quinton on Cottonwood, saw him toss a handgun into a yard, and eventually took him into custody after a brief chase on foot. When one of the officers arrested Quinton, MPD said he spit in that officer’s face. When police brought Quinton to the station, another officer tried to speak with Quinton but the 23-year-old spit on that officer’s jacket, court records show.
Quinton has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, especially aggravated robbery, aggravated robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, two counts of aggravated assault, assault, resisting official detention, and evading arrest.
The incident has shocked the community, and the police department is urging anyone with any information about the incident to come forward to assist with the investigation.
Source: FOX13 Memphis