Gastonia man charged with fatally shooting woman at extended stay hotel

Man charged with murder in deadly shooting in Gastonia

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a woman at an extended stay hotel in Gaston County.

Police say 25-year-old Zkevis Jarta Kamal Williams, from Gastonia, has been arrested and has been charged with first-degree murder for fatally shooting 27-year-old Whitney Denise Petway, of Charlotte, Monday morning at the WoodSpring Suites on Wren Turnpike Road in Gastonia.

Zkevis Jarta Kamal Williams
Zkevis Jarta Kamal Williams (Source: Gastonia Police Department)

Officers responded to the hotel around 10:23 a.m. and located Petway, who had been shot and died at the scene.

Officers are investigating.

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