Accused gunman in Bemis shooting faces attempted murder charge

JACKSON, Tenn. — Police made an arrest in a south Jackson shooting that sent a man to the hospital.

Quintarious Tomlin

Quintarious Tomlin

Quintarious Christopher James Tomlin, 18, appeared Wednesday in Jackson City Court on an attempted first-degree murder charge. He is accused of shooting a man around noon Sunday at a house on Davidson Street in the Bemis community of south Jackson.

“I’m glad they caught him,” Woody Janes, a neighbor, said.

Police said witnesses told them they saw Tomlin walking toward the victim’s house, shoot, and then take off on foot. Officers said the victim also picked Tomlin out of a photo lineup.

“Evidently, he’s known to people in the area and so his name came up early in the investigation,” Jackson Police Department Lt. Phillip Stanfill said.

Police said the victim was shot three times and went by medical helicopter to Regional One Health in Memphis.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke with the victim at his home. He is out of the hospital and recovering but did not want to talk on camera.

Police said Tomlin told them he went to the victim’s house because of a dispute over a previous drug transaction and admitted to shooting the victim.

Stanfill said they do not anticipate any more arrests.

Tomlin is currently being held at the Madison County Jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond. He is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

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