Hotel Shootout Results In One Assailant Killed, One Victim Wounded

ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA — A deadly shootout occurred at a motel in Rocky Mount where three men, including Damien Williams, forcibly entered a room to rob the two men inside.

An exchange of gunfire occurred resulting in Williams being killed, and Johnny Lyons, one of the individuals inside the hotel room at the time of the attack, receiving non-life-threatening injuries, according to WITN.

After consultation with the district attorney, police determined the killing of Williams was in self-defense, and as a result no charges will be filed.

Police have identified those involved in the robbery, and Leonard Rudd has been charged with conspiracy to commit robbery and attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Police have apprehended Shamoral Williams, Naquandre Mitchell, and Montavis Jones in connection to the incident.

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