‘Disturbance that escalated’ leads to shooting death of Como man

Published 10:14 am Saturday, October 2, 2021

An Oxford man was charged with first degree murder after a Thursday evening shooting that left a Como man dead in Oxford.

Paul Rice, 26, was being held on a $1 million bond late Friday after being involved in what police described as a disturbance that escalated.

Oxford Police initially responded to a report of shots being fired at 5:21 p.m. Thursday in the 400 block of Saddle Creek Drive. 

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Once there, they found the victim, Quintin McDonald, 29, of Como. McDonald had been shot once and subsequently died from the gunshot wound, police said.

Rice was identified as the suspect and taken into custody without incident, according to a police statement.

Police also said that Jermaine Cox, 40, of Oxford, was charged with tampering with evidence and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon in connection with this incident. Cox was being held on a $100,000 bond.

Photo: Paul Rice, 26, and Jermaine Cox, 40, both of Oxford