Cap N Cork Shooting Suspect Appears in Court

By Maureen Mespell
By Scott Sarvay

June 20, 2012 Updated Jun 20, 2012 at 3:34 PM EDT

Fort Wayne, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - A Fort Wayne man who turned himself in after being wanted for a homicide appeared in court Wednesday morning.

At his initial hearing, 21-year-old Michael Lewis pleaded “not guilty” to murder and said he would hire his own attorney.

Police say he shot 27-year-old Christopher Mhoon in the Cap 'N Cork liquor store on South Anthony near east Paulding Road, the night of June 8th after a brief argument.

Mhoon's young son was waiting for his father in a car in the parking lot when his dad was shot.

Lewis is being held without bail and will be back in court next month, and will have another hearing to set a trial date in August.

The Fort Wayne Police Department is reporting that the suspect Michael S. Lewis has turned himself in and is now in police custody.

Police issued a warrant Monday for Lewis who was sought for his connection with a shooting that occurred on Friday June 8th.

Around 9 p.m. an altercation occurred just inside the Cap N. Cork at South Anthony and Paulding Roads. Witnesses say a verbal argument turned into a shooting as someone shot 27-year-old Christopher Mhoon several times.

Mhoon was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

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