AUSTIN (KXAN) — Police have charged a man with murder in the East Austin shooting death of 40-year-old Kimberly Milton-Brown. Ballistics results confirmed Sean Q. Lemuel, 30, shot and killed Milton-Brown as she stood outside her home Oct. 28, 2014, at the Westheimer Oaks apartment complex, according to an arrest affidavit.
Milton-Brown’s husband, Charles Brown, initially told police he didn’t know what happened to his wife, but later told investigators the shooting stemmed from a confrontation between his nephew and another man, the document said.
Shortly after the shooting police learned that another man, 28-year-old Clifton Harris, walked into the emergency room at St. David’s Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Harris told police he had been having problems with a man known as ‘Fox,’ later identified as Terrance Jackson, and decided to confront him, the affidavit said. Brown reportedly let Harris into the apartment so the two could work out their problems.
Harris said the argument became heated and he pushed Jackson. Jackson told police he then pulled out a gun and shot Harris in the arm, fearing that Harris was going to hurt him, the affidavit said.
After the first shot was fired, Jackson said Lemuel, who was a friend of Harris, pulled a gun from his waistband. Several people inside then ran from the apartment as Lemuel started shooting his gun, “spraying” bullets towards the group, Jackson told police. Jackson was shot in the thigh.
Lemuel said when he fired three consecutive shots he heard someone fall down the stairs, but did not know who was hit, the affidavit said. He ran from the apartment and threw the gun and magazine into a wooded area as he drove away with Harris.
Lemuel and Jackson were each initially charged with aggravated assault. Lemuel is now charged with murder and bond was set at $1 million.