New information about IHOP shooting - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

New information about IHOP shooting

Posted: Updated:
Nadia Williams (Nadia Williams' Facebook page) Nadia Williams (Nadia Williams' Facebook page)
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) -

19 Action News has uncovered new information about a deadly shooting at the IHOP pancake restaurant in Cleveland Heights.

Last Saturday, Nadia Williams died when police say a security guard's gun accidentally went off, and a bullet hit her in the head.

Now records just filed show the incident happened after the victim and her friends had been jumping on the guard and wrestling with him as he tried to get them out of the restaurant. It even continued outside where the shooting happened.

Cleveland Heights Police say, the guard pulled out his gun. Then, as he fell to the pavement, he was pulled backward and the gun went off.

Nadia Williams sister and two other women also in that group at the restaurant are being charged with involuntary manslaughter and more.

The charges come against them since police blame them for the fight with the guard that led to the deadly gunfire.  

Meantime, court records also show the group of women "continued to jump on and strike the guard" as he tried to get them to leave the restaurant.

Police say security video shows the women "actively fighting" the guard. And witnesses told police, one of the women threatened to go get her gun, "shoot some people", and "%$#@! everybody up."

The guard, Gary Williams, works as a court bailiff, and he is certified to carry a gun. But we're told he didn't have the court's ok to work security there.

No charges against him, at least not yet. The case is going to a grand jury.

Copyright 2013 WOIO. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALLOCALMore>>

  • White coat ceremony held for WCUCOM Class of 2018

    White coat ceremony held for WCUCOM Class of 2018

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-08-22 02:00:22 GMT
    The fifth annual White Coat Ceremony was held for the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2018 on August 16. The new class has 108 students, with the majority of those students coming from the Gulf South region of the USA. The fifth annual White Coat Ceremony was held for the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Class of 2018 on August 16. The new class has 108 students, with the majority of those students coming from the Gulf South region of the USA.
    This is a news release from William Carey University  The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) held the fifth annual White Coat Ceremony for the medical school class of 2018More >>
    The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) held the fifth annual White Coat Ceremony for the medical school class of 2018 on August 16 in Smith Auditorium.More >>
  • JCJC's Maroon Typhoon fans invited to annual band exhibition

    JCJC's Maroon Typhoon fans invited to annual band exhibition

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:53:21 GMT
    This is a news release from Jones County Junior College  The Jones County Junior College Maroon Typhoon Marching Band will continue a long standing tradition on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. in the SimMore >>
    The Jones County Junior College Maroon Typhoon Marching Band will continue a long standing tradition on Tuesday, August 26, at 7 p.m. in the Sim Cooley/Bobcat football field with its annual Band Exhibition.More >>
  • Classes begin at JCJC

    Classes begin at JCJC

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:47 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:47:58 GMT
    This is a news release from Jones County Junior College  Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
    Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>