Don Demichie Page Jr. pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of Quentin Lavar White on June 22, 2013. He was originally charged with first-degree premeditated murder while armed.
According to the plea agreement, he will spend 12 to 15 years in prison. The maximum sentence for second-degree murder while armed is 40 years.
Police responded to a shooting at 12:45 a.m. and found White suffering from a gunshot wound, according to charging documents. They transported him to a local hospital where he died at 1:20 a.m.
According to the proffer of facts, a group of people was gathered on the 3500 block of East Capitol Street Southeast when Page’s friend, Wesley Monroe, began to fight with one of White’s friends.
White tried to break up the fight, according to the charging documents.
Prosecutors say Page then retrieved a silver handgun and said, “y’all not going to be jumping him,” referring to Monroe. Documents say he fired the gun into the air.
White then approached Page with his hands up in a fighting position. Page pointed the gun at White, who said, “You ain’t gonna shoot me, you b— a— n—.”
Page then fired the gun at White, hitting him in the chest.
Page is scheduled for sentencing on Dec. 18 at 9:30 a.m. before Judge Rhonda Reid Winston.