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Tuesday, 13 April 2021

West Point Apartment Shooting

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West Point Apartment Shooting
West Point Apartment Shooting

A household argument that ended in gunfire has left a west point family grieving the murder of a loved one this thanksgiving.


A household argument that ended in gunfire has left a west point family grieving the murder of a loved one this thanksgiving.

West point police say one man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting inside an apartment early this morning.

Wcbi news reporter stephen pimpo spoke with neighbors today and joins us in the studio with the story.

While many people woke up to start cooking for thanksgiving...resi dents at windale apartments in west point woke up to a deadly shooting.

West point police say it was an argument between a man and his sister's boyfriend involving alcohol that ended in gunfire and tragedy.

"just a horrible situation gone wrong."

That's how west point police sergent ramirez ivy described the deadly shooting that erupted inside an apartment building in the early hours of thanksgiving day.

"it's another one of those situations where it's evident that gun and alcohol do not mix."

Police say it was just before 1:30 am when they got a 911 call from the sister of 43-year- old james robinson.

Officers got the scene and found robinson suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Su: the murder happened in an apartment complex that was later full of families and children gathered together for thanksgiving.

"this is my first time ever experiencing something like this.

It being so close to us and especially in the same building i'm in so, it was very scary."

Colnitra walker says she lives with her family in the same building where the shooting happened and remembers hearing something in the middle of the night.

"it woke us up.

It sounded like somebody fell against the wall or something."

It understandibly left her fearing for her 6-year-old daughter's safety.

"the appartment that it happened in, my baby's room was nextdoor."

Police say robinson was arguing with sister's boyfriend , 45-year-old octavius collins, that ended with collins allegedly shooting robinson.

Collins was later arrested and charged with murder.

"it's sad.

I just pray for the family that lost a loved one so close to the holidays."

Police say octavius collins is currently in custody at the clay county jail and is charged with murder.


Ivy says their murder investigation is ongoing but wants to assure the public that this was an isolatd incident.


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