Police in Arizona are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred over the weekend in the Phoenix area among relatives.
According to Arizona’s Family, 22-year-old Dajoun Ty Miller has been arrested in the death of Miller’s uncle following a disagreement about who gets to sleep on a couch.
Officers were summoned to the family’s home on July 17 about 10:30 p.m. due to a shooting.
According to court papers, authorities saw Miller outside the residence with his hands up, telling them that he had just shot somebody and disassembled the handgun.
Officers discovered Miller’s uncle, Denzell Williams, lying on the couch, shot numerous times. He died at the scene, according to police.
Officers discovered more than a dozen shells beside Williams’ body, as well as gun parts scattered throughout the home and yard, according to court papers.
According to relatives, Miller had already been living at his mother’s residence for a few months and grew irritated when his uncle moved there as well.
Miller allegedly texted his mother, claiming he wanted to sleep on the sofa and would fight his uncle for the chance. Family members afterwards heard fighting downstairs.
According to court papers, the relatives came downstairs and observed Miller crouching over Williams and shooting him. Miller proceeded to shoot Williams despite the family’s pleas.
“When the family pled for Dejoun [sic] to stop, Dejoun [sic] yelled ‘F— him’ and shot Denzell again,” court documents read.
Miller, according to authorities, had a history of hallucinations and untreated mental disorders, according to relatives.
In connection with the shooting of Williams, the 22-year-old has been charged with first-degree murder.