Garner woman fatally shot at her apartment; man charged

From staff reportsApril 16, 2013 

— Police have charged a man with the fatal shooting of a 36-year-old woman at an apartment complex.

Investigators called the shooting “domestic related.”

Police found Latasha R. Pierce wounded just after 10:45 p.m. Sunday at the Wake Housing Authority’s Delta Street Apartments in the 800 block of Delta Street, off Weston Road. She was taken to WakeMed in Raleigh, where she eventually died.

Winston Lewis, 35, of Garner is charged with her murder.

The 911 call to report the shooting was placed from Pierce’s apartment, police said.

Her family declined comment Monday night.

Pierce worked as a cashier at several grocery store and fast-food outlets, state records show.

Lewis has two previous convictions for driving while impaired, one on Sept. 14, 2012, and a second conviction on Jan. 1, court records show.

He also has convictions for assault on a female in 2008 and 2002, state records show.

Lewis was being held in the Wake County jail without benefit of bail, police said.

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