A Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigator told the Magistrate Court judge Friday of the fatal shooting last month at a mobile home party.
Delwoun Quintess Williams, 24, was charged with felony murder and terroristic acts in connection with Cornelius Gordon’s death. Gordon, 24, of Gainesville, was shot in the head June 26 on Barnes Drive.
Investigator Ashley Corwin said she responded to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after the shooting and spoke to the driver and one of her passengers.
The driver told Corwin about dropping someone off at an after-party on Barnes Drive.
“As soon as they pulled up close to the mailbox, she saw there was a flash to her right,” Corwin said.
Gordon was struck in the right side of the head with a bullet while seated in the car, with another shot hitting the back passenger door.
Corwin said the driver got out of the car and then returned to drive to the hospital.
Another passenger also exited the car as soon as the shooting occurred, according to the investigator.
The driver gave Corwin a description of the shooter and said she had seen him at Sparkles, a nightclub, earlier that evening.
The passenger reported hearing shots and seeing a man “running towards the back of the trailer shooting up in the air.”
Williams was arrested on an outstanding State Court probation warrant and questioned by law enforcement.
“He walked up to the passenger side of the vehicle, was talking through a window to the two people in the backseat and said a dark-colored SUV was driving by,” Corwin said. “As soon as it started approaching, he backed up and drew his weapon and began shooting toward the SUV. I believe he said the SUV was shooting at him first.”
Corwin said five shell casings were found.
Attorney David Hoffer did not return a request for comment Friday.
The judge moved the case on to Superior Court.