A man who police say shot and killed a Cary woman Friday night has been identified as her estranged husband.
David Sloan Williams, 55, of Stone Home Lane in Raleigh has been charged with one count of felony murder in the death of Michele Kennington Williams, 51, the Cary Police Department said Saturday in a statement.
Williams told an officer working at the Cary Towne Center mall on Friday night that he thought police might want to speak with him, police said. Williams then was taken to the Wake County Public Safety Center in downtown Raleigh for processing, the release said.
Michele Williams was a teacher at Timber Drive Elementary, said Tim Simmons, a spokesman for the Wake County Public School System.
“All of us at Timber Drive Elementary and our entire school community are deeply saddened by the loss of our dear colleague, our friend, Michele Williams. She was a dedicated, hardworking, and loving teacher who gave her students the gift of her smile each and every day,” said Timber Drive Elementary School Principal Kim Burton. “Our hearts go out to Michele’s family and friends.”
Police responded to a call of shots fired about 7 p.m. Friday near the 1200 building of Collington Drive in Cary, said Capt. Randall Rhyne of the Cary Police Department.
That building is at the end of a cul-de-sac in the Pirates’ Cove townhome community. The neighborhood is off Southeast Maynard Road near its intersection with Walnut Street, near Cary Towne Center.
Witnesses said a man got out of his vehicle and fired several shots at one of the townhouses and at a vehicle before driving off, police said.
When officers arrived, they found Michele Williams dead in her vehicle, police said.
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