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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  • No such thing as overkill when one is acting in self defense.

    posted by Your mom

    Thursday, 05/11/2023

  • Stand your ground law is applied in this situation as one man pointed a gun at another man. However, isn't 4 shots considered overkill? Yes, Wilson was apparently drunk (.17 blood alcohol, with 0.08 being the legal limit), and the other man and his wife were apparently in fear for their lives. But shooting Wilson four times? Sounds like overkill. One or two shots would have been sufficient, but 4 shots?

    posted by Red Robin

    Wednesday, 05/10/2023

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