Monday, October 19

Woman, 23, is shot dead on a porch in North Carolina by ‘co-worker who stalked her’, 27, and then killed himself in apparent murder-suicide

A North Carolina man accused of stalking a coworker shot the woman to death on her porch before turning the gun on himself.

Brooklyn Williams, 23, and Andre Cousiamono, 27, both died of gunshot wounds to the head on Tuesday afternoon in High Point, according to local police.

Officers were called to a home in the 1400 block of East Avenue at around 2.10pm after someone reported seeing two bodies on the porch, the High Point Police Department said in a statement. 

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Police in North Carolina say Andre Cousiamono, 27 (left), shot and killed his former co-worker Brooklyn Williams, 23 (right), and then himself after stalking her 

Both man and woman were found dead from gunshot wounds on this porch in High Point, North Carolina, on Tuesday afternoon 

Police found binoculars in Cousiamono’s car near the scene of the apparent murder-suicide

Both Williams and Cousiamono were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots in the area after 9am that day, reported . 

A handgun was found beside Cousiamono and binoculars were discovered in his car near the scene Tuesday, according to police. 

Investigators said the suspect and victim were not dating and were described as former friends and coworkers, even though Cousiamono claimed on Facebook that he was in a relationship with Williams.

Williams listed him as a friend on the social media platform and tagged him in a post featuring a video of a man dancing in late January.   

Cousiamono was arrested on August 21 and released on $15,000 bond on outstanding warrants for felony stalking and cyberstalking targeting Williams, records showed.

Investigators said the pair were not dating and were described as former friends and coworkers. Cousiamono claimed on Facebook he was in a relationship with Williams

He also had pending charges of misdemeanor stalking, communicating threats and harassing phone calls from January incidents involving the 23-year-old woman.

A man named Tyrone who knew the victim and her mother described Williams as very friendly and said that Cousiamono had misinterpreted her friendliness and had fallen in love with her. 

He said although Cousiamono had threatened to kill Williams on two separate occasions, local law enforcement failed to take action. 

‘The police told her that if he didn’t do nothing physically to her, or to their property, he could communicate all the threats he want and there was nothing law can do to help her,’ Tyrone claimed.