Man who fatally shot Nadia Williams at Cleveland Heights IHOP is deputy security bailiff for court

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Cleveland Municipal Court officials say the man who fatally shot a 25-year-old woman at a Cleveland Heights IHOP is a deputy security bailiff.

Gary Williams has been with Cleveland Municipal Court since Oct. 20, 1997. Bailiffs are allowed to carry guns, pepper spray and other items necessary for safety.

Early Saturday morning, a 25-year-old woman was shot and killed during a scuffle at the restaurant.

According to Cleveland Heights police, a group of four women were acting up inside the restaurant around 2:50 a.m. when they were escorted outside by Williams, who was employed as security for IHOP.

An altercation then broke out at the front entrance of the restaurant. Police said Williams was knocked to the ground and his gun fired, striking Nadia Williams, 25, in the head.

Nadia Williams was taken to University Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The security guard and three other women involved were taken to the Cleveland Heights Police Department for questioning.

The incident remains under investigation.

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