New Details On Murder Of Erique Lewis

POSTED: Thursday, December 3, 2009 - 8:15am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:25pm

New information about the night a 19 year-old Northeast El Paso man was shot in the chest and killed.

Erique Lewis was shot during an escalating fight between two groups.

Police have arrested 20 year-old Phillip Berryman and charged him with firing the shotgun that killed Lewis.

Investigators say it began with two men arguing at a party outside an apartment complex.

One of the men left the party and "returned soon with approximately 15 individuals including Berryman"

The complaint goes on to say that Berryman pulled out a shotgun, claiming he had it for protection, but pointed it at the opposing group.

"Berryman discharged the weapon one time, striking Lewis in the chest as he exited the front door of his apartment."

Erique Lewis died shortly after arriving at Beaumont hospital.

Police have said that he was an innocent victim and had nothing to do with the argument between these groups.

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