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Wilhoit Man Allegedly Shoots Brother Over Rent & Other Issues

Suspect kills his Brother during Confrontation 

 On October 10, 2017, at approximately 9:30 AM, 68-year-old Warren Lewis was arrested for the murder of his brother, 58-year-old Gregory Lewis. The incident occurred in the 7000 block of W Toots Turnout, Wilhoit, Arizona. 

 Deputies were dispatched to the location after Warren called the Sheriff’s Office and reported shooting his brother. Upon arrival, deputies 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. Today, 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 rifle 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. 

Citizens can contact the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office with information or questions at 928-771-3260 or the YCSO website:

Dwight DEvelyn, YCSO Media Relations Coordinator

Dwight D'Evelyn, YCSO Media Coordinator