Williams’ death marks the 37th homicide Atlanta police have investigated this year as violent crime continues to surge across the city. There were 157 homicides in Atlanta in 2020, the most in more than two decades. Atlanta’s murders are up nearly 60% from this time last year, and the city is on pace to surpass its 2020 total.
The incident was the second shooting Atlanta police responded to Wednesday afternoon in as many hours. Shortly after 1 p.m., a woman shot a man during an argument at a home in a southwest Atlanta neighborhood, police said.
That victim was conscious and taken to the hospital, but the woman accused of shooting him fled the area before officers arrived, police said.
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