Police: Shooting stemmed from argument
Investigators say they may have a better idea of what happened during a violent confrontation in which a man was killed inside a crowded nightclub last month.
There were close to 100 people at a party inside Kenzie’s Event Center at 401 Brentwood St. just after midnight Feb. 28 when Gerald Dwayne Williamson Sr., 28, was fatally shot, according to High Point police.
Detectives on Monday charged Nathan Eugene Wilson, 41, of Enterprise Drive, with first-degree murder in connection with Williamson’s death.
“What we can kind of put together is, they were either associates of each other or they had associates in common. They maybe were even friends at one time, and something went wrong,” said police Capt. Tim Ellenberger. “It took a couple weeks to put all our evidence together.”
Wilson was served with the murder charge, as well as a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, while in the Guilford County Jail in High Point in connection with an unrelated case.
Wilson was on pre-trial release when he was served with a warrant for nonpayment of child support on March 14, Ellenberger said. He’s accused of trying to cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet to avoid the child support warrant.
That landed him in jail on March 14.
Court records show he faces charges in several pending cases, including marijuana possession, common law robbery, assault on a female and habitual felon.
His criminal record dates to 1990 and includes convictions for driving while impaired, carrying a concealed weapon, drug-related charges and break-ins and larcenies, according to the N.C. Department of Correction.
A judge on Tuesday ordered Wilson held without bond on the murder and firearms charges.
Police still are investigating whether someone assisted Wilson before and/or after the shooting, Ellenberger said.