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

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. 

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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. 

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

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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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