A woman who shared a house with Marcus Alexander Boston and had just spent time with Quincy Ladarius Bell told police she saw Boston with a handgun shortly after Bell was gunned down on Sept. 22.
Jessica Little also said she heard Boston admit he had shot and killed the 20-year-old Bell.
Boston has been charged with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, and unlawful use of a firearm.
Police said Bell was shot while driving east in the 3800 block of Wilcox Boulevard. After he was shot, Bell was able to drive to the parking lot of the Kangaroo at 4026 Shallowford Road. He died there.
Police said Bell's phone records showed he had been in contact with Ms.
Little by text messages and phone calls throughout the night and just minutes before the shooting.
Ms. Little said she was with Bell shortly before the shooting.
She said she saw Boston's silver Chevy Impala follow Bell's vehicle east on Wilcox Boulevard as she and Bell separated. She said she turned on to Tunnel Boulevard before receiving a call from Boston, who told her to meet him at the house they shared on Plumwood Street just off Wilcox Boulevard.
Ms. Little said she pulled into the driveway just as Boston, Anthony "Boom" Edwards and Tammy Montgomery got out of the silver Chevy Impala that she had seen him in minutes earlier.
She said when they got out of the car they advised they "just got him."
Ms. Little said she saw Boston holding a handgun and that he hid it in a broken-down vehicle in the back yard.
She said after he hid the gun, he told her to call her sister in Florida to see if he could hide out at her home.
Ms. Little said she, Boston, Edwards and Ms. Montgomery spent the next few hours in a hotel room in East Ridge. She said while in the hotel room Boston confirmed that he had shot and killed Bell on Wilcox Boulevard.
She said she was afraid to tell police what she knew because Boston is her cousin and she fears him.
She said Boston had a problem with Bell because Bell stole a few hundred dollars in drug money from him (Boston).
She said she had told Boston earlier in the day that she was going to be with Bell.
In the assault case on April 9, Robbey Ray said she was picking up her child from the home of Boston, her ex-boyfriend, at 607 Over. St.
She said they got into a heated argument and Boston pulled out a small silver handgun and waved it in her face.
Boston was gone when police arrived to question him about the incident.