HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Harrisburg man was shot in the face and died after he and one other man forced their way into a home in the city's Allison Hill neighborhood Tuesday morning, according to police.
Harrisburg police insinuated Quinice Brown, 35, and a currently unidentified accomplice, arrived at 1811 Mulberry Street, Apartment C on a drug-related issue. The two men knocked at the residence's front door and proceeded to get into an argument with the person who answered, police said. Brown and his partner then busted into the home where they confronted Robert Kimble, 54, who proceeded to shoot Brown in the face, according to Harrisburg Police Sargeant Terry Wealand.
Brown stumbled onto Mulberry Street where he died moments later, Dauphin County Coroner Graham Hetrick said. Brown's accomplice ran from the scene. Harrisburg police are actively searching for him.
Brown's cousin, Waynette Brown, described the horrific scene when she found her cousin dead.
"He was laying in the middle of the street. Blood everywhere," she said. "His guts poured out. Everything."
Police responded to Mulberry Street at 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to find Brown "in a pool of his own blood." They arrested Kimble on firearm possession and narcotics charges. Kimble has not been charged with homicide. Harrisburg Police say Dauphin County District Attorney Ed Marsico will determine whether to pursue additional charges.
"There also was a large amount of money retrieved," Wealand said of Kimble's home.
Hetrick believes Kimble shot Brown with a "large caliber weapon", and not believed to be at a close range. Kimble's shot hit a major vessel in Brown's face, which caused him to quickly bleed to death.
Quincie Brown's family insists he was a loving father and loyal friend.
"My son loved the world," Brown's mother Donza exclaimed, nearly in tears. "My son would not hurt a fly."
By mid-morning, a makeshift memorial was created along a set bushes outside Brown's family's home on Mulberry Street. Friends and family visited the memorial throughout the day, leaving signs, pictures, balloons, and stuffed animals. Quincie Brown leaves behind a wife, two children, and two step-children.