Three Charged in Fatal IHOP Shooting

Cleveland Heights Police announced this afternoon that three women were charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a shooting at IHOP Saturday

Three suspects have been charged in a Cleveland Heights shooting that left one person dead early Saturday morning.

Sharon Moore, 24; Rachella Womack, 20; and Natosha Williams, 22, all of Cleveland, have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, inciting to violence, vandalism and robbery.

According to the three women were escorted out of the IHOP at 3452 Mayfield Road just before 3 a.m. because they were fighting verbally. As the security guard walked with them outside, the four began to fight physically. 

The security guard, Gary Williams, 41, of Mayfield Heights, fell to the ground and his gun discharged, hitting Nadia Williams, 25, of Cleveland, in the head.

She was transported to University Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival. 

Gary Williams works as a bailiff in Cleveland Municipal Court. 

Charges were filed Monday and all three women were taken to Cuyahoga County Jail, police said. Gary Williams has not been charged "at this point pending further investigation by Cleveland Heights detectives," the police department said today.

Garry Kanter April 01, 2013 at 10:10 PM
You can't make this stuff up.
BIB SMITH April 02, 2013 at 02:05 AM
Because they're hoodrats and were fighting they get charged but the guy who's gun ACTUALLY killed the person doesn't?!?! WHAT. A. LOAD!
Mark Mendes April 02, 2013 at 02:07 AM
The three are lucky the charge isn't aggravated murder. They might get out in ten years.
Garry Kanter April 02, 2013 at 02:17 AM
Yeah. From the first time a person ever handles a gun, they're told to only unholster it if they are prepared to use it. What was this guard planning to do with a gun in his hand? Maybe a telephone call to the police station a few hundred yards away would have been more appropriate?
Mark Mendes April 02, 2013 at 02:18 AM
Ohio law says if someone dies while you are committing a crime all involved are responsible for the death, even if the deceased was a cohort. The security guard was doing his job, not committing a crime. Since he's also a bailiff at the justice center this case will have all the stops pulled. The three better start making arrangements to take care of their outside responsibilities as all will likely be incarcerated from this point forward since its very unlikely that they will be able to make bail. All this because of a screaming match!
NEOHMark April 02, 2013 at 03:00 AM
Yay!! Somehow, some way, the low lifes with the 'tude' that caused all this were actually held responsible for their actions. Y'know, it's REALLY not all that difficult to behave like a civilized being and simply be nice to those around you. Bad things happen when you have a chip on your shoulder.
Alexandria April 02, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I agree that it may not have been "civilized" to be arguing publicly, but who among us has never been guilty of being rowdy and passionate during an altercation? It could have been anyones 21 year old daughter who may have been so "uncivilized", no one is perfect. That does not negate that Gary Williams commited negligent homicide, even if the young women invovled were complicent it was a seasoned law officer of vast experience who mishandled a weapon, on the job none the less. How can the girls be charged with a murder while the perpetuator was the only person who ever held the gun? Seems your logic is blurred by the chip on your shoulder mark!
Glinda Smith April 03, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Oh, please. When is it ever appropriate to get in a fight like this in public??? Were you raised by wolves?? If they hadn't been fighting like a bunch of idiots the security guard would never likely never have gone near them and there would be no chance of his gun going off. It's THEIR fault for acting in a totally unacceptable manner. Keep your mouth shut and your hands off of other people. This is what they've been taught since kindergarden and they apparently never learned a thing.
popeye April 03, 2013 at 02:46 PM
If a drunk driver is driving and is killed when he/she hits a utility pole, it's the pole's fault. Some people believe this. It's just the way they are.
Markiva Jackson April 04, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Is it acceptable to act out in public? No! No offense to the comments that knows its possible to get in a public altercation, lets get serious that's where most altercations happen! That does not give any person that is supposed to protect to kill! Now as it bring we don't know what happen for real cause ere weren't there, we shouldn't judge the case, people or the security in the situation! I think all parties are responsible in some form or fashion & all should be charged to some degree including the security guard. I don't think she deserved to lose her life over an argument! God judges remember that!
gunnie peters April 07, 2013 at 12:25 AM
when the facts come out there will be few boo-hooing for the trio.
Garry Kanter April 07, 2013 at 01:19 AM
You know this, how?
Garry Kanter 69 April 07, 2013 at 02:02 AM
I agree with Garry on everything he has posted.


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