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Johnston man charged in girlfriend's shooting death

Posted May 2, 2015
Updated May 8, 2015

— Police charged a Wilson's Mills man with fatally shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend early Saturday.

Derrick Williams, 42, of 92 Mitchner Drive, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Moesha Lockamy. Williams was released from the Johnston County jail after posting a $100,000 bond.

Officers responding to Williams' home at about 2:40 a.m. found Lockamy bleeding from a gunshot wound to the chest. They and paramedics attempted to resuscitate her, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Erick Alvarado lives nearby. He said he woke up when police were called to the home.

"It was like a lot of officers, a lot of firemen and a lot of ambulances out here and I didn't know what was going on," he said.

Alvarado said he did not know the two very well, but always assumed that Lockamy was Williams' daughter.

"Every time I saw them out I said 'hey' and that's it. That is the farthest I went with them," he said.

Investigators said they believe that Lockamy and Williams were playing with a gun when it discharged, but the shooting remains under investigation.

According to arrest records, Williams is a convicted felon and has a history of drug and weapons charges.


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  • Adul Siler May 4, 2015
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    I hope this investigation is not done. It really does not seem like an accident. 41 year old dating an 18 year old? She gets shot in the chest? More to this story.....

  • Diane Thornton May 3, 2015
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    R.I.P. Poor child, he as the older of the two adults lacked maturity and played with guns. Her immaturity to aknowledge his crimmal habits was a bad mistake. At eighteen the law states a person is legally grown. Poor judgement can be fatal. Grown children don't always listen to their parents. As Christians we are brothers and sisters, Not all people have compassion/ mercy for others .

  • Mindi Minguez May 3, 2015
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    She was 18 and he is 42?! Where are this girls parents?

  • Carol Smith May 2, 2015
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    What? No riots?

  • Ronald Lee May 2, 2015
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    Black lives matter.