WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (WGHP) — A man is in the hospital after being shot in Winston-Salem on Sunday, according to a Winston-Salem Police Department news release.
Around 3:08 p.m., officers with the WSPD were dispatched to Zuider Zee Drive when they were told about a shooting.
Arriving officers found DeAndre Lamonte West in an apartment with a gunshot wound.
West was taken by EMS to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Officers were told that the suspect ran into another apartment. Officers were eventually able to make contact with the people inside the apartment where they encountered Romelle Raekwon Watkins, 25, of Winston-Salem.
Investigators say West and Watkins were involved in a disturbance outside of the apartments when Watkins shot West and ran into the apartment where he was found by officers.
As part of the investigation, authorities seized a stolen vehicle, cocaine, marijuana, a gun and ammunition.
Authorities charged Watkins with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill and possession of a firearm by a felon.
At the time of his arrest, Watkins was on probation for a felony speeding to elude arrest that happened in Virginia and was required to wear an electronic monitoring device.
He was also out on bond for pending criminal charges for possession of marijuana, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, violation of a domestic protective order, possession of methamphetamine and communicating a threat.
In lieu of the additional criminal charges that he received on Jan. 16, 2022, Watkins received a $50,000 secured bond.
Around 24 hours later, on Jan. 17, 2022, Watkins posted bail and was released from custody.
In the meantime, authorities were investigating an aggravated assault that happened on Peters Creek Parkway on Jan. 12, 2022. During that incident, a gun was fired.
On Jan. 19, 2022, authorities with the WSPD obtained a warrant for arrest for Watkins for possession of a firearm by a felon, in connection to that investigation.
Late on the afternoon of Jan. 19, members of the WSPD’s SWAT, GANG and VFIT Units apprehended Watkins without incident. At the time of the arrest, another gun was found and seized.
Watkins is again in custody at the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under no bond allowed.