In a surprise twist to an already brazen killing, a woman who fatally shot a man in public at a gas station also apparently videotaped the victim as he lay dying on the ground.
The altercation between the victim, Daniel Lewis, and an unnamed woman occurred around 7 p.m. Sunday evening at a gas station on Houston's southeast side, according to local ABC affiliate KTRK.
In an argument captured on surveillance camera, Lewis and the woman appear to argue for a few minutes before she pulls what police believe to be a .22-caliber rifle out of her car and shoots Lewis several times at close range.
After shooting Lewis, the woman in the video then pulls out a camera phone and records the scene, according to Houston station KHOU. The woman eventually left the scene, but a witness recorded her license plate and police were able to track her down. She is currently being held for questioning, although no charges have yet been filed, according to KHOU.
"My brother is harmless, he's harmless and he wouldn't have hurt her. He wouldn't have hurt nobody," a man identifying himself as Lewis' brother told KHOU. "She just didn't know him, you know. Because if she'd have known my brother, she'd have known that Poochie wouldn't have hurt nobody.”
The brother added that he didn't think Lewis knew the woman, and was likely in the area buying cigarettes. According to police, Lewis was carrying an umbrella and small pocket knife when he was shot.