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Siblings surrender in NE Side shooting

Dewayne Fletcher, 22, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in Brothers Lane shooting


SAN ANTONIO – Close friends of a man shot in the head Monday afternoon on Brothers Lane in Northeast Bexar County said he remains in the hospital at San Antonio Military Medical Center on life support.

The suspected shooter and his sister turned themselves in Monday night, said James Keith, spokesman for the Bexar County Sheriff's Office.

"Some officers were able to find the vehicle that the suspects left in. We were able to make contact with some relatives of them who then told us that they were willing to turn themselves in," Keith said.

Dewayne Fletcher, 22, and Karon Lagail Johnson, 26, surrendered to San Antonio police at the Culebra Substation. Both were taken to the Bexar County Adult Detention Center and were questioned about the shooting.

The shooting happened after Johnson and Fletcher went to Lewis' home and got into an argument, investigators said.

Deputies said there were children inside the home at the time, and said the fight was over a parenting disagreement with Johnson and Lewis' children.

"The mother of the children may have withdrawn the children from school, and was upset because the dad and his mother had gone and picked up the children," Keith said. "There was some sort of a disturbance where she made some threats against him. He made some threats against her."

Investigators believe Lewis first brought out a gun, but Fletcher was the one who opened fire, hitting Lewis in the head.

Johnson and Fletcher fled the scene and were at-large until they turned themselves into police.

Fletcher was booked on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. That charge could be upgraded to murder if Lewis does not survive, Keith said.

Fletcher has claimed he fired in self-defense, Keith said.

Johnson was booked on an unrelated theft charge.


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