A grand jury also indicted defendant Cedric Wilson, 41, on aggravated assault charges and four counts of convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He is being held without bond in the Shelby County Jail.
On July 9, 2018, police were called to a residence in the 3000 block of Princeton Ave. near Tillman where they found Karen Qualls, 49, on the porch of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was taken to a hospital where she later died.
Witnesses reported seeing a man chasing her through a yard while firing a gun at her. He then fled in the victim’s car. Qualls previously had filed for an order of protection against Wilson.
Wilson was arrested in February by police who were answering a loitering complaint at a parking lot in the 2300 block of Park Ave.
The case is being handled by Greg Gilbert, chief prosecutor of the DA’s Domestic Violence Prosecution Unit (DVPU) which handles 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.