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Detectives Investigating Self-Defense Claim in Thursday Night's Fatal Shooting at Dellway Villa Apartments

5/15/2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

East Precinct detectives continue to investigate a claim of self-defense in Thursday night’s fatal shooting of Qamaurio Williams, 18, in a breezeway of Dellway Villa Apartments, 299 Dellway Villa Road.

Phillip Sullivan, 20, reported that he had just left an apartment when Williams allegedly approached him in the breezeway, grabbed him, and demanded money at gunpoint. Sullivan said he then pulled his weapon and fired on Williams who sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Williams was transported to Skyline Medical Center where he died. Neither man resided at the apartment complex.

Sullivan fled the area and later called the Department of Emergency Communications to report the shooting. Sullivan’s gun was collected and he was taken to East Precinct for interviews. He was allowed to leave after giving a statement.

A second gun was not recovered at the scene.

No charges have been placed against Sullivan at present. The investigation continues.

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