NEW: Fight over dirty garage led to Sunday shooting in Greenacres, PBSO says


Greenacres man is facing three charges of attempted murder after a Sunday evening shooting that started as an argument over a dirty garage, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said.

Raymond Ricardo Williams, 51, told deputies that “the devil was inside him” when he shot his ex-wife and the mother of his grandchild and tried to shoot his son at their shared home on Wedgewood Circle in Greenacres

According to the arrest report, the argument started when Williams’ son, 26-year-old Ramone Williams, told him to clean the garage and he refused. 

As the two argued, Raymond’s ex-wife, Natalie Williams, and the mother of Ramone’s child, Danique Wilson, joined the men in the garage, the report said. 

Wilson and Natalie Williams told deputies that as the argument escalated, Raymond Williams pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and began shooting. 

According to the report, Natalie Williams was shot in the hand and Wilson was hit in the arm. 

Raymond Williams then turned his gun on his son and tried to shoot him as he ran from the house, a witness told deputies. 

According to the women who were shot, Raymond Williams then walked back into the garage, reloaded his pistol and shot Wilson one more time in the back. 

The women were flown to St. Mary’s Medical Center where they are expected to survive, a sheriff’s office spokeswoman said. Ramone Williams was not hit, the report said. 

Raymond Williams, who left the scene after the shooting, was caught by authorities as he left the neighborhood, off Jog Road south of 10th Avenue North, the report said. He is being held at the Palm Beach County Jail, where Judge Ted Booras declined to set bail for him Monday. 



Next Up in Local

Santaluces Principal to students: UPS lost your college credit exams
Santaluces Principal to students: UPS lost your college credit exams

Some 200 Palm Beach County high school students who expected to get the results of the college credit exams they took last spring instead learned this week that their tests were lost en route by the United Parcel Service. Santaluces High Principal Tameka Robinson broke the news to students and families Tuesday in a letter home. One solution: Students...
After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal
After backlash, Delray rebuffs controversial West Atlantic land deal

A small group of Delray Beach residents eked out a victory for their neighborhood Wednesday evening, when they convinced a city board to walk back a controversial land deal. The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency was poised to sell six acres of land along West Atlantic Avenue valued at $15 million to a developer for just $2 million. But after...
Priest who worked in Boca accused of abuse by Pennsylvania grand jury
Priest who worked in Boca accused of abuse by Pennsylvania grand jury

A priest who was affiliated with Ascension Catholic Church in Boca Raton is accused of molesting a 9-year-old boy and sexually abusing unidentified others in a scathing report issued Tuesday by a Pennsylvania grand jury that conducted a sweeping investigation into clergy misconduct. Monsignor Thomas Benestad was among the scores of &ldquo...
School board OKs $372K marketing push to support proposed tax hike
School board OKs $372K marketing push to support proposed tax hike

Palm Beach County public schools are preparing a big-ticket marketing push to educate voters about a proposed property tax increase on the ballot in November, one that would raise teacher salaries and provide extra school security. With three months until county residents vote on the proposal, school board members on Wednesday voted to spend up...
Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders
Boynton police crack down on school-zone speeders

With school back in session, nearly 200,000 students have returned to class in Palm Beach County. That means more cars on the road in the mornings and afternoons, and also the return of another school-year staple in Boynton Beach: 20-mph speed limits in school zones. “This is not a new program,” police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said...
More Stories