Pink gun fires when Dayton brothers fight; one man goes to jail


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One man fired a pink handgun Thursday night during a fight with his brother that landed one of them in jail.

Police were called to a report of shots fired around 9:20 p.m. in the 3500 block of Stanford Place. 

When police arrived, they had to separate two men who were physically fighting in the front yard, according to a Dayton police report. 

One of the men, 20-year-old Lavon Johnson, said he lives with his older brother, 24-year-old Devonta Brown, and that his brother had asked him to leave. When he refused, he said Brown became enraged, got a pink gun and fired a round into the ceiling, the report stated. 

When Johnson ran outside to call 911, dispatchers reported hearing another gunshot while he was on the line, according to Dayton police. 

The men's mother, Tonya Johnson, told police she went to the residence to break up the dispute after her younger son said Brown fired a gun at him, the report stated.

Brown was arrested and booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence.

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