Columbus police say woman was accidentally shot by son after boyfriend held gun to her head

Crime

After Wednesday morning’s Recorder’s Court hearing, more details of what police say happened inside a south Columbus apartment last week are coming to light.

Trilysha Williams. 26, was shot in the face around 3 a.m. on Friday inside an Alpine Apartments unit located off Cussetta Road.

During this morning’s hearing, a Columbus Police detective testified to what the investigation showed happened.

Police say Gates had a gun to Williams head as her three children, all under age 11, watched.

Police say he put the gun down and began to strangle her. At that point, Williams’ six-year-old son picked up the gun, aimed it Gates and ended up shooting his mother.

Gates pleaded not guilty this morning to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, possession of a firearm, obstruction of a 911 call and 3 counts of child cruelty in the 3rd degree.

Williams is still in an Atlanta hospital in critical condition.

The case is bound to Superior Court.

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