Twin brothers arrested after argument ends in deadly shootout in south Phoenix
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- Twin brothers have been booked into jail, with one facing murder charges, after an argument with a childhood friend ended in a shootout at a south Phoenix apartment complex last week. The shooting happened on Sept. 5 at Sunrise Vista Apartments, near 28th Street and Broadway Road, around 8:30 p.m Police say an argument broke out between one of the brothers, Devon Laterrell Bean, and a friend, 31-year-old Quincy Deon McCoy.
Court paperwork says witnesses told police Devon pulled a gun from his waistband and shot McCoy. Police say McCoy stumbled backward, but Devon kept shooting. McCoy then pulled out his gun and shot Devon in the leg and hand, court paperwork says. Devon’s brother, Deon Montrell Bean, then got involved, shooting McCoy several times. Officers arrived and found McCoy shot and lying on the ground. He was taken to the hospital but later died from his injuries. According to police, Deon and his girlfriend then left the apartment and drove Devon to the hospital.
Police say the stray bullets from the shootout hit a 20-year-old man and 12-year-old boy sitting in their living room in a nearby apartment. The man and boy were both shot in the shoulder and taken to the hospital. Officers say they had non-life-threatening injuries and were later released from the hospital.
On Saturday, the brothers were taken into custody. Court paperwork says Devon admitted to carrying a gun the night of the shooting, which he says McCoy gave him. He then told police he didn’t remember the shooting and didn’t know what happened. Police say Devon was convicted of armed robbery earlier this year and was on probation.
Devon was booked on one count of second-degree murder, one count of possession of a weapon by a prohibited person and two counts of aggravated assault. Deon was booked on one count of weapons and explosives, one count of interfering with the judicial process and one count of probation violation.
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