Jilted lover fires back

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Nigel Williams
  • Shoots dead one, seriously wounds another

Gunshots rang out Friday night, shattering the relative calm in the Glendevon community of St. James when an estranged lover, in an apparent fit of jealousy, allegedly opened fire on a car parked along Leonie Avenue.

The targets, his ex-girlfriend and a male companion, who was killed on the spot. The 40-year-old ex-girlfriend was shot several times and has been admitted to hospital in serious condition.

The dead man has been identified as 41-year-old contractor, Nigel Williams of Whitehouse district, Westmoreland.

Reports reaching the Western Mirror are that about 8:10 p.m., Mr. Williams was sitting in his silver Nissan Station Wagon in the company of the female when a man, said to be the father of her child, approached the vehicle armed with a gun and fired several shots through the window then walked away.

The female managed to run from the car to a nearby dwelling,where she was found suffering from gunshot wounds, including to her chest, and was rushed to hospital by the police, who were quick on the scene.

The police found Mr. Williams slumped around the steering wheel of the car with gunshot wounds to the face and upper body.

The suspect, a 35-year-old man of a Cambridge, St. James address, later turned himself over to the police.

The Western Mirror has since been informed that Williams’ female companion had ended a relationship with her ex-boyfriend with whom she shares a child, but he has refused to accept that the relationship is over.

He reportedly made overtures to her to take him back, but she had spurned his attempts and moved on with Williams.

The suspect is alleged to have trailed William’s vehicle on Friday to Glendevon, where the woman is said to have been staying with relatives and carried out the shooting. 


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