Dejoun Partee, 26, told police that he was inside his apartment and that when he stood up his .380 automatic pistol dropped to the floor and discharged. The gunshot struck his 25-year-old wife, Trentica Partee, in the head, killing her.
The incident occurred the evening of Oct. 8 last year in the Cottonwood Apartments near American Way and South Perkins Road.
Partee is free on $10,000 bond.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Nicole Germain of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit which prosecutes felony cases of domestic assault and homicide committed by intimate partners.
The Unit also works closely with the Shelby County Family Safety Center to provide services and assistance to victims and their families.