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Man indicted on murder charge in fatal shooting outside restaurant near Fair Park

Lewis Ray Harper, 21, faces the count in connection with the death of 62-year-old Willie Coleman; a second suspect is free on bond.

A Dallas County grand jury has indicted one suspect in the fatal shooting of a 62-year-old man near Fair Park.

Lewis Ray Harper, 21, faces a murder charge in the death of Willie Coleman on Aug. 21. The grand jury handed up his indictment last week.

Police were called just before 5 a.m. that Friday to the 3100 block of Al Lipscomb Way, where they found Coleman in the parking lot of Texas Wings. He had been shot multiple times, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Harper was booked into the Dallas County jail one week later, jail records show, and he remains in custody. He also faces misdemeanor gun and drug charges, and his total bail is set at $255,500.

A second suspect, 21-year-old Kelvin Lamone Davis Jr., was arrested in early September and has since posted bond on $25,000 bail, court records show. His case has not yet been taken up by a grand jury.

Their attorneys could not be reached for comment Wednesday.

Tom Steele, Breaking News Producer. Tom has covered breaking news for The Dallas Morning News since 2016. He has worked in a number of other capacities for The News since 2007, and he was previously a copy editor at The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Fla. He has degrees in journalism and economics from Lehigh University.

tsteele@dallasnews.com tomsteele
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