Man Arrested After Allegedly Shot And Killed A Woman In Winston-Salem – An 87-year-old man Hermon Lowell Aycoth, has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a woman in Winston-Salem, according to police.
At about 7:08 a.m., police responded to a shooting at 217 Cool Springs Road Southeast.
At the scene, officers found Karla Ragsdale Essick, 54, of Winston-Salem, suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say Essick’s neighbor Hermon Lowell Aycoth, 87, of Winston-Salem, shot her. He reportedly stayed at the scene until police arrived.
The suspect was arrested without incident. Aycoth has been charged with murder.
Police are investigating the case as a homicide and canvassing the area to gather information. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (336) 773-7700 or CrimeStoppers at (336) 727-2800.
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Essick’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with her passing. May her soul rest in peace.