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Man arrested for after argument escalates into shooting at Curtis Park apartment

One man is under arrest Saturday after an altercation resulted in gunfire at a residence next door to a popular ice cream parlor in Curtis Park, according to Sacramento police.

Two men had visited an apartment on the 2800 block of Franklin Boulevard to meet with the resident when an argument between them ensued, according to police spokeswoman Sgt. Linda Matthew. The men were not affiliated with Gunther’s Ice Cream parlor, which is next door.

According to Matthew, one man allegedly threatened the resident with a knife when that man, identified as Curtis Lee Lewis, 48, allegedly retrieved a gun and fired upon his visitors. The visitors fled to an awaiting vehicle that drove and dropped off the wounded man at a hospital; his injuries were not life-threatening, Matthew said.

Police met with the victim at the hospital and then responded to the home on Franklin Boulevard after Lewis had called them.

Lewis was subsequently arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and being a felon in possession of ammunition. He is being held on $640,000 bail in Sacramento County Main Jail.

Police are investigating why the disagreement occurred, Matthew said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story said that the shooting happened in an apartment above Gunther’s Ice Cream parlor; the incident took place next door to the business.

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