Second Man Facing Murder Charge in Connection with Shooting at Guntersville Restaurant

A second man faces a Murder charge, in the 2021 Double Shooting of two teens at a Guntersville Taco Bell.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, says that deputies arrested 20-year-old Nicholas Cuzzort early March 21st after a grand jury handed down an indictment.

He is charged with both Murder and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.  On Friday (March 29th, 2024) – Guntersville Police – Assistant Chief John East – confirmed that the indictment is related to the case against Kevon Williams.  

Williams is charged with Capital Murder – in the deaths of two teens in September of 2021 in the Guntersville Taco Bell parking lot.  His trial is set to start this August.  He has been in the Marshall County Jail since his arrest.

At the time of the shooting – the Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson – said a 17-year-old juvenile, and Elias Gaspar Escobar Lopez, 19, of Boaz, were shot to death in the parking lot of the restaurant, just after 8:00pm, on September 23rd.   The juvenile was identified in later media reports, as Enrique Fernando Rodriguez.

The alleged shooter, Kevon Yenovi Williams, 23, of Grayson, Georgia, was injured and then arrested, and was then transported to Marshall Medical Center North for treatment and placed under guard.

Williams was charged with Murder of two or more people the next day.

Police Chief Peterson stated that three vehicles were actually involved in the shooting, and two were discovered at the Taco Bell; the third vehicle “associated with the main person that did the shooting” – returned to the scene.   Peterson said the incident stemmed from a “confrontation.” 

We’ll have additional information as it becomes available.

(Fort Payne Times-Journal)

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