Published Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 | 12:20 p.m.
Updated Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 | 2:35 p.m.
Metro Police arrested a man today suspected of shooting and killing a man and injuring another after an altercation in an apartment, authorities said.
Rolandis Summers, 20, was arrested on counts of open murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and burglary while in possession of a gun.
Metro responded to the shooting just after midnight Tuesday in the 200 block of Orland Street, near U.S. 95 and Jones Boulevard, where officers found a man identified as Anthony Merritt dead with a gunshot wound to the head and a second man, Antoine Bronson, shot in the leg, according to a Metro Police arrest report.
Summers’ mother, Antressa Summers, was also inside uninjured.
Rolandis Summers turned himself in to Metro Homicide detectives at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
According to the report, the following occurred:
Rolandis Summers told police he had been waiting in his mother’s SUV with his son while his mother and Bronson went inside Merritt’s apartment to collect $50 Merritt owed Antressa Summers for staying at her home.
While in the car, he heard his mother scream in the apartment. He grabbed his gun and raced inside, where he entered a dark apartment. He walked toward the back bedroom, where Rolandis Summers said his mother was holding Merritt back to prevent him from going after her son.
Merritt then commented about Rolandis Summers being a Blood gang member. Rolandis Summers told police he couldn’t see Merritt’s hand and didn’t know what Merritt was going to do, so he shot him out of self-defense.
He then shot Bronson, who was coming out of the bathroom, and drove off in his mother’s car.
Summers told police he turned himself in out of guilt and said he felt his mother was partially to blame.