Justin Lynn Ramirez

Ramirez

GRAHAM — The two people killed in a shooting Monday night in Graham have been identified.

Jerry Darrell Williamson, 71, was found in a field near his residence at 2012 Payne Road. His grandson, Steven Bryant Somers, 33, was found in a building he lived in on the same property, the Alamance County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Both had been shot with a high-powered rifle, the sheriff's office said.

A homeless Haw River man, 31-year-old Justin Lynn Ramirez, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in their deaths. He is being held in the Alamance County Jail without bail. He also faces a motor vehicle theft charge.

Ramirez was a friend of Somers and stayed with him occasionally, said Byron Tucker, public information officer for the sheriff's office.  

Ramirez was arrested Tuesday morning at a gas station in Asheboro after authorities issued an armed and dangerous alert about him earlier that day. An Asheboro police officer spotted the pickup that Ramirez is accused of stealing from Williamson.

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