Warren Lewis, age 68, was arrested on October 10, 2017, at approximately 9:30 a.m., for the murder of his brother, 58-year-old Gregory Lewis, in the 7000 block of W Toots Turnout, Wilhoit, Arizona.
Yavapai County deputies responded after Warren called the Sheriff’s Office and reported shooting his brother. Ddeputies found Gregory lying on the ground outside suffering from an apparent upper body gunshot wound. Warren was detained by deputies without incident. His brother was treated by medical personnel and pronounced deceased prior to intended transportation by an awaiting medical helicopter.
Warren told deputies he and his brother Gregory engaged in ongoing arguments recently over rent and other issues. Warren’s brother became angry and began destroying Warren’s personal property inside the home. Warren armed himself with a .22 caliber handgun and told his brother to ‘calm down.’ When Gregory took a step towards him, he fired the handgun apparently striking Gregory who turned and walked outside. Warren eventually found Gregory on the ground and when he realized he was not breathing, called 911. Warren estimated 20 minutes elapsed between firing shots at Gregory and calling 911.
A search warrant was served at the residence and evidence of the shooting, including the firearm, was recovered.
Suspect Warren Lewis remains in the Camp Verde Detention Center on a charge of 1st Degree Murder and is currently held without bond.