Cleveland Muni Bailiff Named in IHOP Shooting

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CLEVELAND — A security guard involved in the fatal shooting of a woman at a local IHOP over the weekend was a Cleveland Municipal Court bailiff, officials said Monday.

Gary Williams was hired by the court in October of 1997, spokesperson Ed Ferenc told Fox 8 News. He was authorized to carry a gun, and had completed the proper bailiff training.

Cleveland Heights police say early Saturday morning, there was some sort of altercation at the IHOP on Mayfield Road, where Williams was working as a security guard.

A physical fight between four women and Williams ensued outside the restaurant, and ended with Williams falling to the ground. That’s when, according to police, the security guard’s weapon discharged, striking 25-year-old Nadia Williams (no relation) in the head.

Nadia Williams was taken to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Gary Williams, in addition to the other three women, were questioned by the Cleveland Heights Police Department.

No charges have been filed.

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