A judge found probable cause to believe Wednesday that Don Demichie Page Jr. participated in the shooting death of 28-year-old Quentin Lavar White. Page remains held pending a preliminary hearing scheduled July 19.
He is suspected of first-degree murder.
In the early morning of June 22, police found White suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest in the 3500 block of East Capitol Street Southeast.
Court documents say that a group of people were gathered outside when one of White’s friends and Wesley Monroe, a co-defendant in the case, began to fight. Witnesses say White intervened and attempted to stop the fight.
One witness told police that Page pulled out a large silver handgun and said, “Y’all not going to be jumping him,” referring to Monroe, then fired the gun into the air. Monroe tried to take the gun away from Page, but failed, documents say. Then White approached Page with his hands up in a fighting position and told Page to “fight him like a man,” according to arrest documents.
The witness said Page told White he wasn’t going to fight then pointed the gun at him. Monroe started encouraging Page to shoot, documents say. Then White said, “You ain’t gonna shoot me, you b— a— n—.”
The witness heard a gunshot and then watched White fall to the ground.
Page is the second person to be arrested in the case; Monroe was arrested and ordered held on suspicion of first-degree murder earlier this month.
Charging documents are below.