Man died of his injuries after fight with ex-girlfriend, police say
RIGHT NOW. ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, WINSTON-SALEM WAS ON EDGE AS A FIRE BURNED AT THE WEAVER FERTILIZER PLANT TO FLAMES LINGERED FOR DAYS. THE SMELL DID AS WELL. THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WERE ASKED TO EVACUATE FROM THEIR HOMES AND THEIR BUSINESSES. WXII 12. JOSHUA DAVIS CAUGHT UP WITH A FIREFIGHTER TODAY WHO WAS ONE OF THE VERY FIRST TO RESPOND THAT NIGHT DURING HIS JOHNSTON OF THE WINSTON-SALEM FIRE DEPARTMENT SAYS HE AND HIS CREW SPRUNG INTO ACTION WHEN THEY FIRST ARRIVED, BUT THEY QUICKLY REALIZED HOW MUCH OF A PROBLEM THE FIRE WAS TURNING OUT TO BE. THIS IS GETTING A LITTLE OVERWHELMING. THE WINSTON WEAVER FERTILIZER PLANT FIRE WAS SO OVERWHELMING, IT TOOK DAYS TO BE PUT OUT. JOHNSON SAYS DURING THE FIRE, HE AND ONE OF HIS CREW MEMBERS MADE THEIR WAY TO A RAILCAR TO CHECK IF IT HELD ANYTHING DANGEROUS. AND HE WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO GO THERE WITH ME. AND WE VERIFIED THAT IT WAS AMMONIUM NITRATE AND IT WAS FULL. AND THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED DRASTICALLY. LIKE EVERYONE WAS LIKE, OKAY, LET’S LEAVE LIKE, NOW. THE PLANT WAS ESTIMATED TO HOLD AROUND 500 TONS OF AMMONIUM NITRATE, AND FIRST RESPONDERS WERE WORRIED THOSE CHEMICALS WOULD LEAD TO A MAJOR EXPLOSION. THANKFULLY, THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN. AND JOHNSON SAYS HE’S PROUD OF HOW HIS CREW ACTED AMIDST THE CHAOS. YOU KNOW, IT’S IT’S ONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS YOU THINK ABOUT IT AND YOU WORRY ABOUT WHAT WHAT THE POTENTIAL WAS THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. BUT AS FOR US, YOU KNOW, AS MY CREW, I WANTED TO CHANGE ANYTHING. AND JOHNSON SAYS HE DOUBTS HE’LL EVER SEE A FIRE LIKE THAT AGAIN. EVERY PATIENT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT. EVERY FIRE IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT FROM A SMALL LOSS TO THE LARGEST FIRE. AND BEST THING I CAN SAY IS TRAIN YOU KNOW, AS A FIREFIGHTER, AS A FIRE DEPARTMENT TRAIN YOUR PEOPLE. AND JOHNSON SAYS FIRES LIKE THE WEAVER FERTILIZER PLANT FIRE SERVE AS REMINDERS FOR FIREMEN OF THEIR DUTY TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE. IN WINSTON-SALEM, JOSHUA DAVIS, WXII 12 NEWS. THANK YOU, JOSHUA. WE WANT TO TURN OUR ATTENTION TO THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW. RAIN IS MOVING INTO THE TRIAD AND IT’S LIKELY TO STICK AROUND FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS. SO LET’S GET RIGHT OVER TO CHIEF METEOROLOGIST LANIE POPE. LANEY, WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT FOR THE REST OF THE EVENING? WELL, WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF A LULL OUT THERE THIS AFTERNOON AND FOR THE EARLY EVENING, I EXPECT IT WILL BE THE SAME. BUT WE’LL LOOK FOR RAIN TO PICK UP AGAIN LATER ON TONIGHT. AND THAT WILL LIKELY IMPACT YOUR OVERNIGHT AND EARLY TOMORROW MORNING WITH SCATTERED RAIN LIKELY WET ROADS BOTH TONIGHT AND FOR THE MORNING COMMUTE. STILL LOOKING AT VERY LIGHT TOTALS. SO IT’S NOT GOING TO RAIN REAL HEAVILY. ABOUT A 10TH OF AN INCH TO A QUARTER OF AN INCH IN THE FORECAST BETWEEN NOW AND MIDDAY TOMORROW. YOU CAN SEE SOME VERY PATCHY LIGHT RAIN OVERHEAD RIGHT NOW, SOME SPRINKLES. AND THEN WE’VE GOT MORE ORGANIZED FRONTAL SYSTEM JUST TO THE NORTHWEST. IT’S KIND OF SLOWLY PUSHING SOUTH INTO THE AREA. WE’VE BEEN DEALING WITH CLOUDS AND FOG FOR A LARGE PART OF THE DAY. IT’S LIFTED SOME, BUT YOU CAN SEE RIGHT NOW WE’VE GOT LESS THAN TWO MILES VISIBILITY IN AND AROUND THE LEXINGTON AREA. SO WE STILL COULD HAVE PATCHES OF FOG ACROSS THE REGION. OUR TEMPERATURES ARE COMFORTABLE. NOT NEARLY AS WARM AS YESTERDAY, THOUGH, IN THE MID-FIFTIES LATE THIS EVENING. SPOTTY SHOWERS WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER FORTIES TOMORROW MORNING. THAT RAIN HAS PICKED UP AGAIN OVERNIGHT AND WE’LL LOOK FOR SOME SCATTERED RAIN AROUND IN THE MORNING WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER THIRTIES AND CLOSE TO 40. LADIES, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANOTHER EMPLOYEE OF THE GREENSBORO POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOW FACING CHARGES INVESTIGATE. LOOTERS SAY MATTHEW HAMMOND IS A NON SWORN. A CRIME ANALYST WAS FIRED TODAY AFTER HE WAS ACCUSED OF SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF A MINOR. THE GREENSBORO OPD SAYS IT WAS ALERTED OF THESE ALLEGATIONS BY THE NORTH CAROLINA SBI AFTER IT FINISHED ITS INVESTIGATION. HAMMOND IS NOW THE THIRD DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEE. THE OTHER TWO BEING FORMER OFFICERS CHARGED WITH CRIMES THIS MONTH ALONE. AND WINSTON-SALEM. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS INVESTIGATING THE CITY’S NINTH HOMICIDE IN THE FIRST MONTH OF 2023. THIS LAST ONE TAKING PLACE ON GENEVA ROAD JUST AFTER 10 P.M. MONDAY NIGHT. AUTHORITIES SAY EVIDENCE SO FAR SUGGESTS THE VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS DEMETRIUS WILLIAMS AND ANOTHER PERSON GOT INTO AN ALTERCATION IN A PARKING LOT LEADING UP TO THE SHOOTING. WILLIAMS LATER DIED OF HIS INJURIES AT THE HOSPITAL. SO FAR, THERE ARE NO ARRESTS IN THIS CASE YET. MEANWHILE, A VIGIL WILL BE HELD TOMORROW FOR ANOTHER HOMICIDE VICTIM IN WINSTON-SALEM. DARRELL RICE, JR. WAS KILLED OVER THE WEEKEND IN A SHOOTING AT A PRIVATE PARTY ON NORTH LIBERTY STREET. FAMILY MEMBERS TELL US HE WAS A FATHER OF FOUR WHO CARED FOR OTHERS DEEPLY. THE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL STARTS AT 6 P.M. AT THE BASKETBALL COURT ON THE SABRA POINT CIRCLE. AS INVESTIGATORS WORK TO SOLVE THOSE HOMICIDES AND OTHERS, THE DEPARTMENT IS USHERING IN ITS NEW CHIEF, WILLIAM PENN JR. OFFICIALLY GOT THE JOB YESTERDAY. HE’S BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT A LONG TIME AND WITH THE CITY FOR A LONG TIME. WXII 12 MARIA DEBONE SAT DOWN WITH THE BRAND NEW CHIEF TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HIS CAREER AND HIS LIFE. WELL, CHIEF PENN TOLD ME HE IS WINSTON-SALEM BORN AND RAISED AND HAS WORKED HERE AT THE WINSTON-SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT SINCE 1997. AND SINCE THEN, HE HAS HAD A LONG CAREER HOLDING DIFFERENT POSITIONS. MY FAMILY, MY FRIENDS RAISE MY SON HERE. I WAS EDUCATED AT WINSTON-SALEM FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS. MY SON WAS AS WELL. SO THIS IS HOME. WINSTON-SALEM NEW POLICE CHIEF WILLIAM PENN GRADUATED FROM CARVER HIGH SCHOOL, ATTENDED UNCG GREENSBORO, AND ALSO WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY. CHIEF PAYNE SAID HE STARTED WITH THE WINSTON-SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT IN PATROL 26 YEARS AGO. HE THEN WORKED IN VICE IN NARCOTICS DOING UNDERCOVER WORK. HE ALSO WORKED AS A RECRUITING SERGEANT, A CRIME PREVENTION SUPERVISOR, A DISTRICT COMMANDER, AND THEN WAS PROMOTED TO ASSISTANT CHIEF, WHERE I SERVED ON TWO BUREAUS. ONE OF THEM SUPPORT SERVICES BUREAU, WHICH WAS OUR RECRUITING TRAINING COMMUNICATIONS RECORDS, I.T. AND UP UNTIL SUNDAY, I WAS THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF INVESTIGATIVE SERVICE BUREAU. CHIEF SAYS ONE OF HIS PRIORITIES IN HIS NEW ROLE IS VIOLENT CRIME AND IS FOCUSED ON HELPING KIDS AND TEENS AVOID CRIME. I’M WILLING TO WORK WITH EVERYONE IN TO HELP, EVEN AT THOSE EARLY AGES, TO ENSURE WE GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY SO THEY CAN THEY KNOW THERE ARE OPTIONS TO RESOLVING CONFLICT. AND IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WEAPONS. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE WITH VIOLENCE. IT’S ONE OF THE MAJOR REASONS I’M IN MY TIME. I’M ASSISTANT VOICE SCOUT LEADER. I RECOGNIZE THAT EARLY AND ALSO PLANS TO FOCUS ON POLICE RETENTION AND THE HIRING OF MORE OFFICERS. RIGHT NOW, THE DEPARTMENT IS DOWN 140 SWORN OFFICERS. THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS ENSURE OR THAT WE’RE CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY STAY HERE. AFTER THAT, WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO PUTTING OUT THE NOBILITY OF THIS PROFESSION. IS IT CHALLENGING? YES. IS IT HARD WORK? YES. IS IT NOBLE? IS IT GOOD? IS IT AN UPLIFTING CAREER? IT ABSOLUTELY IS. CHIEF BRATTON TAKES OVER FOR A FORMER CHIEF, KATRINA THOMPSON, WHO RETIRED LAST YEAR. AND YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT CHIEF PENN’S GOALS RIGHT NOW ON W X. I WELCOME IN WINSTON-SALEM MARIA DEBONE WXII 12 NEWS. THANK YOU, MARIA. THE CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP IN WINSTON-SALEM AS WELL AS THE RECENT ONE IN GREENSBORO, COMES AS CALLS CONTINUE TO INCREASE FOR POLICE REFORM FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF TYREE NICHOLS IN MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, AND HOPES OF GETTING SOME PROGRESS ON THE ISSUE. MEMBERS OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS WILL MEET WITH PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN LATER ON THIS WEEK. LAWMAKERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE SAY SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE. REFORM IS WHAT’S REQUIRED FOR US TO BE ABLE TO WEED OUT THE BAD WHILE WE STILL SUPPORT THE GOOD. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BUILD A COALITION AROUND THE COMMON GROUND OF YES, WE NEED MORE TRAINING ON DE-ESCALATION. YES, WE NEED MORE RESOURCES AND TRAINING ON THE DUTY TO INTERVENE. ONE OF THE BIGGEST STICKING POINTS IN TALKS SO FAR, DEMOCRATS WANT TO GET RID OF QUALIFIED IMMUNITY WOULD SHIELD TWO OFFICERS FROM CIVIL LAWSUITS. REPUBLICANS OPPOSE THAT. BUT WE ARE TOLD A COMPROMISE HAS BEEN DISCUSSED. THE REVEREND AL SHARPTON WILL DELIVER THE EULOGY TOMORROW AT TYREE NICHOLS FUNERAL. IT WOULD HAVE COME ONE DAY AFTER HE SPOKE AT THE KICK OFF OF A NEW SERIES HOSTED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS CENTER AND MUSEUM IN GREENSBORO. HOWEVER, LEADERS THERE ANNOUNCED HIS APPEARANCE HAS BEEN POSTPONED BECAUSE OF TRAVEL AND WHETHER ISSUES. THE CENTER AND MUSEUM SAYS THE EVENT WILL BE RESCHEDULED. AND PEOPLE WHO HAVE A TICKET CAN EITHER GET A REFUND OR THEY’LL BE OFFERED A SPOT AT ONE OF THE THREE OTHER SPEECHES PLANNED FOR NEXT MONTH. WE’RE FOLLOWING BREAKING NEWS OUT OF ELKIN RIGHT NOW. THE POLICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT HAS TAKEN A STUDENT INTO CUSTODY AFTER A THREAT OF VIOLENCE WAS MADE AGAINST ELKINS CITY SCHOOLS. THAT, AS YOU MIGHT KNOW, PROMPTED THE DISTRICT TO CANCEL CLASSES TODAY. POLICE SAY SINCE THE SUSPECT IS A JUVENILE, IT CAN NOT RELEASE ANY MORE INFORMATION. SCHOOL LEADERS SAY CLASSES WILL RESUME AS SCHEDULED TOMORROW AND ADDS THERE WILL BE AN INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE AT EACH SCHOOL IN THE DISTRICT. AND DOWN IN CHARLOTTE, THE CAROLINA PANTHERS OFFICIALLY INTRODUCED THE TEAM’S NEW HEAD COACH THIS AFTERNOON. AND FRANK REICH, ALREADY PART OF THE PROGRAM’S HISTORY AND NOW HOPES TO MAKE A SPLASH FROM THE SIDELINES. WXII 12 JOHN JOHNSON JOINS US LIVE FROM BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM. HEY, JOHN. AND LINDSEY, THERE’S A NEW CAT IN TOWN YOU MIGHT AS WELL CALL FRANK, RIGHT? THE BIG CAT, AS YOU MENTIONED, THE PANTHERS INTRODUCING HIM AS THE FRANCHISE’S SIXTH HEAD COACH. AND THERE’S NO NEED TO REINTRODUCE FRANK. RIGHT. I KNOW THAT HE’S BEEN HERE BEFORE. HE WAS THE STARTING QUARTERBACK IN 1995, THE FIRST QUARTERBACK IN FRANCHISE HISTORY THREW THE FIRST TOUCHDOWN PASS IN FRANCHISE HISTORY. NOW HE COMES TO CAROLINA AFTER SPENDING FOUR AND A HALF SEASONS WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS. SO THIS IS A BIT OF A SECOND CHANCE FOR HIM TO SHOWCASE THAT HE KNOWS WHAT HE’S GOING TO DO AS A HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, A CHANCE THAT HE’S READY TO EMBRACE. I HAVE VERY STRONG CONVICTIONS ABOUT WHAT I THINK IT TAKES TO WIN, WHAT I THINK IT TAKES TO BUILD A ROSTER. WHAT I THINK THAT VISION LOOKS LIKE, HOW WE PLAY AS A TEAM, WHAT AREAS THAT WE REALLY HAVE TO BE GOOD AT IN SITUATIONAL FOOTBALL, AND THEN HOW TO BE GOOD AT THOSE AREAS. BUT IT’S A COLLECTIVE EFFORT. IT’S A COLLECTIVE EFFORT. SO I HOPE WHAT CAME OUT THERE IS THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE ABOUT THE TEAM. THERE ARE A COUPLE REALLY IMPRESSIVE INTERVIEWS IN THE FIRST ROUND, REALLY THE SECOND ROUND WHEN WHEN FRANK CAME IN WITH HIS PLAN AND THE LEVEL OF DETAIL, THAT’S WHERE THAT’S WHEN HE REALLY SEPARATED WAS IN THAT SECOND INTERVIEW. NOW, REICH’S ONLY BEEN ON THE JOB FOR TWO DAYS, BUT THE WORK IS ALREADY STARTED. HE’S ALREADY REACHED OUT TO COACHES TO JOIN HIS COACHING STAFF. THAT’S PART OF THE EVALUATION PROCESS. HE’S ALSO REACHED OUT TO SOME OF THE PLAYERS SENDING OUT SOME TEXT MESSAGES SO THE GUYS GET TO KNOW HIM AND VICE VERSA. NOW, REICH DID CALL PLAYS WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS. IF HE’S GOING TO DO THAT WITH CAROLINA, HE ISN’T SURE. AS OF YET. HE BASICALLY SAID AS OF RIGHT NOW, HE’S GOING TO EVALUATE THAT ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS AFTER HE DETERMINES WHO THE NEXT OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IS. WE’LL SEE IF REICH CAN GET ALL THE PIECES IN PLACE TO TAKE THE PANTHERS BACK TO THE PLAYOFFS FOR NOW. REPORTING HERE IN CHARLOTTE, OUTSIDE BANK AMERICA STADIUM. JOHN JOHNSON WXII TO ALL SPORTS. AND MAKE SURE TO STAY WITH US THIS EVENING AND THROUGHOUT REICH’S FIRST SEASON WITH THE PANTHERS FOR CONTINUING COVERAGE. YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT THE SPORTS TAB ON OUR APP AND
Man died of his injuries after fight with ex-girlfriend, police say
A man has died after confronting his ex-girlfriend in Salisbury, according to a press release by the Salisbury Police Department.Click the video player above to watch other headlines from WXII 12 News.Officers received a dispatch in reference to a breaking and entering on Woodleaf Road on Thursday at approximately 12:32 a.m. Top Stories:· ‘Your dad isn’t coming home again’: man leaves behind 4 kids due to gun violence· Winston-Salem man killed after parking lot fight leads to shots fired· Mother of 3 children killed in Greensboro house fire appears in courtWhen officers arrived, they found Keith Davidson, 30, unconscious in the parking lot of the apartment complex.Through investigation, officers said Davidson had broken a window of an apartment to confront his ex-girlfriend. Watch: NOWCAST streaming newscastsThe victim had a loaded gun that his ex-girlfriend obtained prior to the incident, according to a press release.Davidson left the area before police arrived at the scene.Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking hereDavidson was taken to the hospital, where he later died of injuries from the fight, according to police.The investigation is ongoing. NAVIGATE: Home | Weather | Watch NOWCAST TV | Local News | National | News We Love |TRENDING STORIESKeep up with local news, weather and current events with the WXII app here.
A man has died after confronting his ex-girlfriend in Salisbury, according to a press release by the Salisbury Police Department.
Click the video player above to watch other headlines from WXII 12 News.
Officers received a dispatch in reference to a breaking and entering on Woodleaf Road on Thursday at approximately 12:32 a.m.
· ‘Your dad isn’t coming home again’: man leaves behind 4 kids due to gun violence
· Winston-Salem man killed after parking lot fight leads to shots fired
· Mother of 3 children killed in Greensboro house fire appears in court
When officers arrived, they found Keith Davidson, 30, unconscious in the parking lot of the apartment complex.
Through investigation, officers said Davidson had broken a window of an apartment to confront his ex-girlfriend.
Watch: NOWCAST streaming newscasts
The victim had a loaded gun that his ex-girlfriend obtained prior to the incident, according to a press release.
Davidson left the area before police arrived at the scene.
Get the latest news stories of interest by clicking here
Davidson was taken to the hospital, where he later died of injuries from the fight, according to police.
The investigation is ongoing.
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