One woman dead after altercation with IHOP security
Nadia Williams (Nadia Williams' Facebook page)
Nadia Williams (Source: Nadia Williams' Facebook page)
Nadia Williams (Source: Friends of victim)
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -
Cleveland Heights Police responded to the IHOP at 3452 Mayfield Road just before 3 a.m. Saturday morning after receiving multiple 911 calls for a disturbance and shots fired.
Once on scene, officers located a female victim who's last meal was likely at the IHOP where she was shot and killed in the early am hours of Saturday, March 30, 2013, leaving her friends in shock.
The victim had been shot in the head just outside the entrance to the restaurant.
The shooting victim was identified as 25-year-old Nadia Williams of Cleveland.
Reports say she was transported to University Hospital then pronounced dead.
Police say Williams and three other females were involved in an altercation inside of the restaurant with the security guard employed by IHOP.
The verbal altercation continued between the four females and the guard as he attempted to escort them out of the restaurant.
At the entrance doors to the restaurant, the altercation between the females and the security guard became physical. During this time, the security guard fell to the ground and his handgun discharged striking Williams in the head.
But 19 Action News has learned that there is an interesting connection to the off duty security guard that shot her. He is a Bailiff in Cleveland Municipal Court, and we are told he had no permission for this secondary employment.
Her friends want to know more and say they don't understand how this could have happened to Nadia because she was a sweetheart.
The other three females were taken to the police station along with the security guard as the investigation continues.
Their names will not be released at this time.
Police are still investigating and hope to release more details later but in the meantime Nadia's friends come to terms with her loss.
Monday, September 1 2014 12:01 AM EDT2014-09-01 04:01:32 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard.More >>
Thursday, August 28 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-08-28 13:33:06 GMT
SPARTANBURG COUNT, SC (WYFF) - Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office. DeputiesMore >>
Fifteen children living in a double-wide trailer were put into protective custody and seven adults were arrested, according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-08-31 22:15:09 GMT
Jackson police are looking for a shooting victim and suspect. Authorities say a white female possibly 19 or 20 years of age was shot at 4244 Lynda Street just before 7 a.m. Police say the woman was lastMore >>
Jackson police need your help to find a woman who has been shot and the man they believe is responsible. More >>
Tuesday, August 26 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-08-26 13:27:00 GMT
A Jackson Prep football player hospitalized following Friday night's game has died. Walker Wilbanks was transported Friday to the hospital during the second half of the school's home football game againstMore >>
Pressler says Walker's death was an "unfortunate freak event" revolving around the balance of sodium and water in the body. He says it had no reflection of being over or underhydrated.
Sunday, August 31 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-08-31 04:24:12 GMT
The number 65 was sprayed on the Copiah Academy Colonels field in honor of Jackson Prep Junior Walker Wilbanks. Also on the field was the number 44, a tribute to Colonels football player Adam Day who alsoMore >>
The number 65 was sprayed on the Copiah Academy Colonels field in honor of Jackson Prep Junior Walker Wilbanks. Also on the field was the number 44, a tribute to Colonels football player Adam Day who also passed this summer. More >>
Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>