Man, who DA said would ‘get away with murder’ after charges dismissed in 2017 shooting, suffers fatal gunshot wound

Man, who DA said would ‘get away with murder’ after charges dismissed in 2017 shooting, suffers fatal gunshot wound

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man, who District Attorney Ben David said would “get away with murder” if witnesses to a fatal shooting in Wilmington in 2017 didn’t come forward, died in a shooting in Wilmington over the weekend.

William Springer
William Springer (Source: NHCSO)

Officers responding to the sound of gunshots in the area found William Springer, 35, shot around 2 a.m. Sunday near the 1100 block of Castle Street.

Springer was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

In September, David announced that charges were dismissed against Springer in connection with the Feb. 5, 2017, killing of Montreal Antwann Holmes, 28, and shooting of Dominique Lavatia Gray, 34.

The charges were dropped after witnesses were being uncooperative and avoiding subpoenas.

At the time, David said he still believed that Springer was responsible for Holmes’ murder.

District Attorney: Springer will “get away with murder” if witnesses don’t come forward

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