Man who confessed outside church to shooting stepson indicted

Man who confessed outside church to shooting stepson indicted

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Carl Lewis (Credit: Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office)
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  • Carl Lewis confessed to a police officer that he shot his stepson in July.
  • Lewis was indicted on malice and felony murder charges.
  • Lewis was also indicted on charges related to violence against his wife and younger stepson.

A Woodstock man has been indicted on multiple murder charges related to violence against members of his family, including the shooting death of his stepson, according to an indictment obtained Wednesday.

Carl Lewis is accused of malice and felony murder in the July 24 shooting of 19-year-old Bryce McCallum, whom he allegedly shot before driving across town to the First Baptist Church of Woodstock and confessing to traffic cops.

Lewis said he shot his son at 512 Mirramont Place and didn’t know if he killed him. Mirramont Place, which is located off Bells Ferry Road in Woodstock, is about 15 minutes away from the church.

When officers arrived at the home, they opened a window and found McCallum, 19, dead of an apparent gunshot wound to the head.

But that shooting appears to be the culmination of violence against family members.

Lewis was also indicted Oct. 10 on a charge of cruelty to children related to striking Braxton McCallum in the head July 20, causing “cruel and excessive physical and mental pain,” according to the document.

Bryce McCallum and Lewis’ wife, Khalique McCallum, were also the victims of domestic violence Jan. 19, when Lewis allegedly insulted her and pushed her down, before allegedly hitting Bryce McCallum in the face, giving the teen two swollen eyes and a wounded lip.

A trial date has not been announced.

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