Crime

Gaston County man arrested in son’s shooting

Samuel Jay Williams
Samuel Jay Williams Gaston County jail

Gaston County police have charged a man in the shooting of his son on Monday.

Police arrested Samuel Jay Williams, 56, of Dallas, N.C., and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

His son, Daniel Scott Williams, 28, was taken to CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia with a gunshot wound in his abdomen, police said. He was in critical condition Tuesday.

Someone called 911 just before noon Monday saying the father and son were “physically fighting in the roadway in front of their residence” on Long Creek Church Road.

Officers were dispatched to the scene. Seconds later, more people called 911 saying shots had been fired and the son was lying on the ground.

“One of the 911 calls came from the father ... stating he shot his son during the fight,” Gaston Police said.

Police said they consulted with the District Attorney’s Office and were advised to charge Samuel Williams.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Gaston County Police Department at 704-866-3320.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak

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