A man shot his roommate while playing dominoes in Tennessee, cops say

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Tennessee State Police say a birthday party turned deadly when an argument over $10 turned violent.

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A man fatally shot his roommate during an argument while they were playing dominoes, then put the roommate in a trash bin, Tennessee police said.

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Perry Hughes, 38, was found barricaded in his room on March 14 after reports of a shooting in a Memphis neighborhood, according to a police affidavit.

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Witnesses told police that Hughes and his roommates wanted to celebrate a birthday and were playing dominoes and drinking alcohol in their shared home, Memphis police said.

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Hughes was drunk and began to argue with one of his roommates while playing the game, fighting over $10, police said, and the argument started to get physical.

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Hughes and his roommate both pulled guns on each other, and witnesses said the roommate told Hughes he would “call his brothers over to take care of him,” police said

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Police say the roommate then tried to hit Hughes, and Hughes responded by shooting at him.

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His first shot missed, but Hughes “unloaded” on his roommate, shooting him again and killing him, witnesses told police.

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Hughes then took his roommate into his bedroom and put him upside-down in a city trash bin, police said. Hughes tried to clean up the house, according to the affidavit, and police said they found a bloody mop and a mop bucket, and the floor appeared to have been recently wiped down.

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Police said they took Hughes into custody after a short standoff.

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Hughes faces charges of second-degree murder, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and tampering with evidence, according to the affidavit.

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He was booked in the Shelby County Jail on March 15, according to jail records.

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