Local Man Accused of Killing Dunwoody Drag Performer Still in DeKalb Jail

The shooting occurred in late June; gay community mourned passing of popular drag performer.

Christopher Williams, the man accused of shooting and killing a Dunwoody man at the Peachtree Place apartments is still in DeKalb County Jail, facing multiple charges.

The Stone Mountain man was arrested shortly after the shooting, which took place after meeting Roberto Calderon-Guzman, who advertised as an escort on backpage.com, according to Dunwoody PD.

The two apparently met up in late June via the online advertisement at Guzman's Dunwoody apartment. Witnesses at the scene described a botched robbery that led to the shooting. Guzman later died at a nearby hospital.

It was Dunwoody's first homicide of the year, and the first in the last two years, according to a recent Dunwoody crime stats report. Overall, violent crimes are sharply down, but that stat doesn't mean much in this case.

Acording to jail information, Williams is serving time in the "NE" housing block. No release date has been scheduled, according to the Inmate Lookup website. No bond information for Williams has been reported.

Williams is facing charges in connection with felony armed robbery and felony murder. He is also accused of possessing a firearm in the commission of a crime, also a felony.

Calderon-Guzman was a popular drag queen performer in the city, according to Project Q, a website that writes about gay issues.

Guzman performed in Buckhead and in clubs on Buford Highway, the website reported. He performed under the name "Noxy Cassandra," who many in the club community knew her as. After her death, an outpouring in the gay community recognized her passing, according to media outlets.

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