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Winston-Salem man accused of shooting, killing man during argument

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Billy Simmons, 34.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Winston-Salem man was arrested and charged Monday morning after he allegedly shot and killed a man during an argument, according to a press release.

On Nov. 11, officers responded to a location on Barbara Jane Avenue near Apollo Drive. Upon arrival, officers located 36-year-old Acara Goldsmith suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach. He was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Police say 34-year-old Billy Jackson Simmons III turned himself early Monday morning. An investigation determined that Simmons shot Goldsmith during a dispute.

He is charged with murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was taken to the Forsyth County Detention Center and is being held without bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

This was the City of Winston-Salem’s 22nd homicide in 2016 and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with additional information regarding the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.