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No Charges Being Placed for Now in Christmas Day Fatal Shooting

12/25/2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

No charges are being placed at present for the Christmas day fatal shooting of Alijah C. Williams, 18, at 2824 Creekview Drive.

Montarius Bean, 19, admits to shooting Williams after, he said, Williams showed up at his family’s home, kicked his way in, and continued to act in a threatening manner. Williams was known to the family. He fathered a son by Bean’s sister. Neither the child nor his mother was home when Williams arrived just after 12 noon.

Bean’s mother said she told Williams to leave and began to put some of his belongings, which the family had been storing, on the front porch. During the commotion, Bean and his brother came up from a downstairs den and confronted Williams. Bean said Williams punched him and then walked to his car saying that he “had something for them.” Bean reported that he was concerned Williams was going to arm himself. He said when Williams returned to the front porch, he fired one shot, which hit Williams in the torso. Williams reportedly then went to his car, where he was found by responding officers. He died at the scene. No gun was found in Williams’ vehicle or on his person. Bean and his brother initially left the residence, but soon returned. Bean surrendered his gun to officers.

Hermitage Precinct detectives will staff the results of their investigation, when complete, with the District Attorney’s Officer for a determination as to whether charges will be placed.

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