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DA finds Lambert Wilson shooting was self-defense

Lambert Wilson died Oct. 20 in a shooting at El Camino Motel in Cherokee. Holly Kays photo Lambert Wilson died Oct. 20 in a shooting at El Camino Motel in Cherokee. Holly Kays photo

M M  at his motel in Cherokee, District Attorney Ashley Hornsby Welch has announced that the South Carolina resident who pulled the trigger will not face criminal charges. The man fired in self-defense after Wilson brandished a handgun, the investigation found.

 placed minutes prior to the shooting, Preuss’s wife tells dispatch that Lambert had just attacked her husband. Then, she says that Lambert has come outside and is pointing a gun at her. The gunshots from Preuss’s weapon follow that statement, leaving Lambert dead on the sidewalk of the El Camino Motel.

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“This tragic event has resulted in the community losing a beloved and well-respected person in Mr. Wilson,” Welch said. “Our sincere condolences go out to his family.”

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