Goldsboro man accidentally shoots, kills wife who came home from work early
Posted January 20
Updated January 21
Goldsboro, N.C. — A Goldsboro man accidentally shot and killed his wife early Friday morning when he mistook her for someone trying to break into the home.
Wayne County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the home at 108 Dee Dee Place around 12:30 a.m. in reference to an accidental shooting. When deputies arrived, they found Gina Williams, 48, lying on the front porch with a gunshot wound to her neck.
Billy Williams, 49, was also on the porch, administering first aid to Gina Williams, according to the sheriff's office.
EMS arrived on scene, but Gina Williams died.
Authorities said Gina Williams was home early from an overnight shift at work and was trying to get in the front door. One of the children inside the home thought someone was trying to break in, and woke Billy Williams.
Billy Williams then got a gun from a safe, opened the front door and fired one shot, authorities said. The front porch light was not on.
George Ezzell is a neighbor across the road. He said the Williams' are a tight and happy family, well liked in the neighborhood.
"You pray for the family, its going to be a tough one," Ezzell said.
Authorities are calling this case an accidental shooting, and no charges have been filed.