E. Texas man shot at, pistol whipped during dispute over BBQ pit

Published: Aug. 5, 2013 at 8:46 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2013 at 8:46 PM CDT
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MORRIS COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - An ongoing argument over a barbecue pit was the reason behind a shooting at an East Texas gas station Monday.

According to Lone Star Police Chief Larry Fleet, 38-year-old Stacey Ramone Lewis and Deon Williams had been feuding for weeks prior to the altercation. On Monday morning, the two men got into an argument at one of their homes over a barbecue pit that Williams built for Lewis. Williams demanded that Lewis give him more money for the pit. Around 11:20 a.m., Williams went to a convenient store to purchase cigarettes.

Lewis saw him pull up and confronted Williams, pulling him from the car. Lewis then pulled out a semi-automatic 9 mm handgun and fired once, missing Williams and hitting an ice machine located outside the store. That bullet was found by police lodged in a bag of ice. Lewis attempted to fire the gun again but it jammed. Lewis then struck Williams on the head with the gun, breaking it in half.

Williams was treated for the head injury at the scene and released. Lewis suffered a hairline fracture to his right hand.

Lewis was taken to the Morris County Jail and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felony possession of a firearm. His bond has been set at $500,000.

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