Wesley Monroe Held in Connection with Quentin White Shooting Death

Wesley Monroe has been held on a murder charge in connection with the shooting death of 28-year-old Quentin Lavar White. Monroe appeared in court Saturday to be presented with the charge.

Arrest documents say that during the early morning hours of June 22 a group of people were gathered outside in the 3500 block of East Capitol Street Southeast when one of White’s friends and Monroe began to fight. Witnesses say White intervened and attempted to stop the fight.

Documents claim that a man identified as “Don Page” then pulled out a silver handgun and said, “y’all not going to be jumping [Monroe],” and then fired the gun into the air. Witnesses say Monroe attempted to grab the gun, but could not, so he returned to fighting White’s friend.

A witness told police that the group asked Don Page to put down the gun, but he refused. Then White approached him in a fighting position and told him to fight like a man. Don Page replied, “I ain’t going to fight you,” then extended his arm and pointed the gun at White, documents say.

According to the witness, Monroe began encouraging Don Page to shoot White. Then the witness heard White say, “You ain’t gonna shoot me, you b- a- n-.”

The witness said he turned his head for a brief moment and then heard a gunshot; Monroe and Don Page then fled the scene in a vehicle.

White died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Monroe was arrested two weeks later by members of the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force. Court documents do not indicate that Don Page has been arrested and charged in connection with White’s death.

Charging documents are below.

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