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16-Year-Old Charged with 2 Counts of Murder for the Fatal Shootings of 2 Juveniles Inside Pickup Truck

1/28/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Homicide Unit detectives today charged Tristan Williams, 16, with two counts of criminal homicide and one count of attempted criminal homicide for the November 24th shootings of three juveniles inside a stolen pickup truck as it traveled on I-24 east near downtown.

Killed were the driver, Abdiwahab Adan, 12, and the driver’s side rear passenger, Donquez Abernathy, 14. A 14-year-old girl, the front seat passenger, was wounded. Williams, the passenger side rear passenger, also received a serious gunshot wound to his leg.

The vehicle was stolen days earlier from Cain Harbor Drive. The keys had been left inside it.

The motive for the gunfire remains under investigation.

Williams was booked into juvenile detention.

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Tristan Williams, 16
Tristan Williams, 16