Umeir Hawkins, 38, of Gardena, is charged with one count each of murder and possession of a handgun by a felon. His wife, 50-year-old Sabrina Carter, is charged with one count of possession of a handgun by a felon. Both pleaded not guilty when they appeared in court Wednesday.
As Lewis was walking away, Hawkins produced a firearm and allegedly opened fire on the victim, hitting him in the lower part of his body, Gardena Police said. Lewis died at the scene. Hawkins and Carter were arrested the next day.