Dispute over lumber preceded shooting

Lewis Henderson

Lewis Henderson

The Mohave County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that took place Friday evening in Dolan Springs.

Lewis W. Henderson, 68, of Dolan Springs was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony, after he allegedly shot another man in the stomach outside of a restaurant in the 15900 block of Pierce Ferry Road.

Henderson told deputies that he bought some lumber from the victim, but the victim never delivered the wood, MCSO Public Information Officer Trish Carter said. Henderson apparently confronted the victim outside of the restaurant about the sale.

Henderson told deputies that the victim punched him twice in the face and was about to hit him again when Henderson allegedly pulled out a .38-caliber revolver and shot the victim once in the stomach.

Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire Department transported the victim to its station, where he was flown to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

Carter said the victim was alert and able to speak to deputies before being flown to UMC. The condition of the victim is unknown.