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Officials: 'Sons of Anarchy' actor, slaying suspect fell on his head

September 27, 2012 |  8:32 am

"Sons of Anarchy" actor Johnny Lewis, who died after a bizarre altercation at a Los Feliz home, fell on his head from a roof or balcony of the property after allegedly killing the home's owner, law enforcement sources said.

Los Angeles police found Lewis' body in a driveway in the 3600 block of Lowry Road on Wednesday morning, authorities said. Lewis' list of credits includes "Boston Public," "The O.C." and the 2010 film "The Runaways."

The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified the dead woman as Catherine Davis, 81, who police said Wednesday may have rented a room to Lewis. The sources said Davis and Lewis got into some kind of altercation.

Details of the incident were still not clear as the investigation continued, but authorities said it began about 10:40 a.m. Wednesday when police received several calls reporting a "screaming woman" and three men fighting near the home.

Lewis allegedly climbed a wall and fought with a house painter at a neighboring residence before going back to Davis' home, police said. He then scaled the wall again to fight with the painter and the owner of the second house, Los Angeles police Sgt. Frank Preciado said.

When officers arrived, they found Lewis' body in the driveway about six feet from the wall. They later found Davis' body at the home. Investigators said they believe Davis died from blunt force trauma and that Lewis was the sole suspect.

Coroner's officials said no official causes of death had been determined.

The two men who fought with the suspect received minor injuries and were treated at the scene, Preciado said.


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