Police: Witnesses say student confessed to fatal Food Lion shooting, showed off dead guard’s gun

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — A high-school student charged with shooting to death a security guard at a Greensboro Food Lion confessed to at least one classmate, according to court documents obtained by the Greensboro News & Record.

Nature Maurice Williams, 17, of Greensboro, is charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon in the Oct. 8 death of Anthony Charles Smith, 51, of Winston-Salem.

Williams was indicted on the charges Monday.

Smith, an employee with Guard-One Security, was working at the Food Lion at 2316 E. Market St. about 7:20 p.m. Williams is accused of going into the store and shooting Smith once in the back of the head, taking the guard’s service weapon and leaving. Smith was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital. There was no attempt to rob the store or its customers.

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