South Whitehall Shooting Suspect Will Face Attempted Homicide Charges

Jamel Hussein Lewis, 34, was accused of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment in court Tuesday.

During a preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon, Jamel Hussein Lewis of Wellington, FLA had charges of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and reckless endangerment held for Lehigh County Court action.

Lewis allegedly chased Shane Gibbs and fired multiple shots on Dec. 4 in South Whitehall. The incident started after Gibbs had argued with his estranged wife at 2021 Focht Ave. 

According to LehighValleyLive.com Gibbs left the house after the argument and headed toward what he thought was a South Whitehall police car. He heard the front door slam behind him and turned to see Lewis come out of the house and start firing.

Gibbs testified that Lewis fired at him and at his car, where Gibbs' girlfriend, Tracy Frey, was sitting in the passenger seat. Lewis continued to shoot at him as he ran away.

The LehighValleyLive article reports that Lewis' attorney argued he was only trying to scare Gibbs but District Judge Jacob Hammond disagreed.

Lewis remains in Lehigh County Prison in lieu of $1 million bail.

StacyAnn December 13, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Luckily no one was hurt because of stupidity! My children go to school practically next door to this home!
Jamel Lewis July 04, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Sorry for your fear but my families home was being attacked by a jealous man who by the way had been stalking me for a month, has beaten this women several times and was obsessed. I am ex military and a truck driver. I know the media and the D.A. office would like you to believe that I'm a gangster but their attempts to paint that picture failed horribly. When you got the truth on your side... It's easy. Unfortunately If I had been a white man, I would have never been put in cuffs and jailed when it was obvious that the aggressor was Shane Gibbs. He still won't stop obsessing but he'll find out the hard way what a 2nd amendment is!!!


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