Posted January 20
18:12:54 (Adam Owens)
"After going out to the neighborhood where this happened, it really is a sad situation. a case, suthorities say, amounts to a case of mistaken identity."
It was early morning.
Deputies surrounded a home on Dee Dee Place.
George Ezzell is a neighbor across the road.
17:48:00 (George Ezzell, Neighbor)
"I COULDN'T IMAGINE. I THOUGHT SOMEONE HAD TRIED TO BREAK IN.
Deputies say that is exactly what 49-year old Billy Williams thought.
Early Friday morning, there was a noise at the front door.
A child in the home alerted her father.
Williams opened the door and fired one shot from a gun, authorities say.
But the person at the door was his wife - 48-year old Gina Williams.
Deputies say she returned from an overnight work-shift hours earlier than expected.
The bullet hit Gina Williams in the neck.
Deputies say they arrived to find Billy Williams on the front porch, fighting to save his wife's life.
But she did not survive.
17:47:02 (George Ezzell, Neighbor)
"BILLY, HE IS A GOOD GUY. IT'S GONNA BE REAL HARD, BUT HE WILL BE OK."
Ezzell says the Williams' are a tight and happy family, well liked in the neighborhood.
17:46:52 (George Ezzell, Neighbor)
"YOU PRAY FOR THE FAMILY, ITS GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE."
18:13:22 (Adam Owens)
"AT THIS TIME, AUTHORITIES ARE CALLING THIS CASE AN ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING AND NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED. ADAM OWENS, WRAL NEWS, WAYNE COUNTY.