Shooting victim's family questions Stand Your Ground finding

By: Lanetra Bennett | WCTV Eyewitness News
March 14, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Enosha Williams says she expected a late night phone call to be about her mother, who was hospitalized from a heart attack. But, instead, it was a call regarding her brother.

"Squeek's been shot. Get up," she remembered. "I started screaming."

Her brother, Demarcus Williams, died at the hospital.

Williams says the man who shot him, Darrel Wyche, should be held accountable.

"I think he should be charged with murder," WIlliams said.

Authorities say it was in self-defense. The police report says Wyche ran into a group of people he'd been pistol whipped by the night before.

He argued with Williams outside the club. Hours later, as Wyche went to his car, the report says Williams and his friend got out of their car and got into it with Wyche again.

"The victim reached into his waistband area to pull out a weapon he did have," said State Attorney Jack Campbell. "At that point, it is justifiable that the shooter had cause to believe indeed he was about to be assaulted or possibly shot, so he drew a deadly weapon and shot back."

The report says after the shooting, Wyche's sister "covered the crime up," saying she got rid of the gun, poured bleach on Wyche and burned his clothes.

"If you felt like you were in fear of your life, the first thing you're going to do is say, 'Hey, I was in fear of my life. I didn't know what was going on, I didn't mean to, it was an accident,'" Williams said.

The report says Wyche originally denied knowing anything about the shooting.

"How fair is that to his kids who wake up for their dad?" Williams asked. "How fair is that to me who called on my brother for everything? How fair is that? It's not fair. It's not justice."

That weapon Campbell says Williams was reaching for turned out to be a thing of pepper spray.

Wyche was charged with having a gun as a convicted felon, which Campbell says carries up to 15 years in prison.

"It's not fair. It's not fair. I lost a brother, a best friend, my confidant. I potty trained him. I lost him for nothing, for some stupid stuff. It's not fair, it's not fair. He has three sons that are going to grow up without their dad, and that not fair." Enosha Williams said.