A lingering dispute over a girl may have led up to a deadly shooting and charges against two brothers.

Police said Jamontae Davis, 21, and Kevonte Davis, 18, had been on the run for three days after a shooting outside of a Whites Creek High School basketball game.

Police said the Davis brothers were at the school for the boys varsity basketball game against Pearl-Cohn High School last Friday.

The victim, 23-year-old James Nevils, reportedly got into a fight with the Davis brothers in the lobby before they all went outside.

Police said the argument continued for less than a minute before Nevils was shot in the chest. According to the affidavit, security cameras recorded video of the entire incident.

The victim’s family blames Nevils’ death on a fight over a woman.

“I just miss my baby,” said Veronica Parks, Nevils’ mother. “I thought with him more than I thought with any of the children that he was the closest to my heart to me, because he needed me more.”

“So much loss,” said Deanna Haywood, Nevils’ grandmother. “They took my grandson’s life. He’s at peace with the Lord, but they will never have peace. Their family will never have peace.”

Parks said her son had been dating the woman for five years. She described the relationship as full of constant turmoil.

“Back-and-forth drama,” she said.

Channel 4 reached out to the woman, but had not heard back by deadline.

Jamontae Davis went to college in Texas. According to an Odessa College spokesperson, he was previously arrested on campus for assault.

Kevonte Davis is enrolled at Columbia State Community College and is on the school’s basketball team.

Both brothers are being held on a $250,000 bond.

Nevils’ family is planning a candlelight vigil at their home on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

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Carley Gordon joined the News4 team as a reporter in 2009.

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