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A 28-year-old Paris man was shot and killed around 4:30 a.m. Frisday in west Paris.
Police chief Bob Hundley said police officers responding to a report of gunshots arrived to find the body of Roland Dekeith Williams off the 1800 block of West Austin Street, near southwest 19th Street.
Williams’ address was listed as 1421 W. Cherry. According to state driver’s license records, Williams previously lived at 951 Van Zandt St.
Several witnesses came forward with information involving the incident.
“Officers have learned that three suspects wearing some type of facial covering had entered a residence which faces 19th Southwest, in an apparent robbery attempt,” Hundley said.
According to police, the location where his body was found was originally identified incorrectly as the 1800 block of W. Kaufman. The location was actually a block farther to the south — off the 1800 block of W. Austin.
“The body has been taken to the metroplex area for examination as to cause of death,” stated Hundley. “Investigation is continuing and there is no other information available at this time. If there is update in the case, information will be released Saturday morning.”
Check back with the Extra! on Saturday for updates on the case.
John Edward Anderson, 43, Running Red Light (Steady), Parole Violation Warrant, Forgery Financial Instrument, Credit/Debit Card Abuse, Theft of Property >=$1500 <$20K
Jeff Joe Dunken, 34, Failure to Appear (Non-Traffic), Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Driving w/ License Invalid
Johnny Eugene Ray, 22, Forgery Government/National Document
Colbey Hunter Rhodes, 19, Burglary of Habitation, Failure to Maintain Financial Responsibility, Failure to Display DL
Jordan Jeanise Young, 19, Public Intoxication
Someone was shot and killed around 4:30 a.m. Friday in west Paris, near the intersection of Southwest 19th Street and West Austin Street.
Police chief Bob Hundley said police officers responding to a report of gunshots arrived to find a body in an area off of the 1800 block of West Austin, just south of the 200 block of Southwest 19th Street.
“The victim appeared to have several gunshot wounds,” Hundley said.
“Officers have learned that three suspects wearing some type of facial covering had entered a residence which faces 19th Southwest, in an apparent robbery attempt,” Hundley added.
At mid-morning, the name of the shooting victim had not been released, pending notification of next of kin, the police chief said.
More information will become available as the investigation continues.
Jason Wallace Coleman, 29, Burglary of Habitation, Burglary of a Building
Peter Robin Purcell-Gilpin, 20, Theft of Property >=$50 <$500
Andrea Michelle Minton, 25, Credit/Debit Card Abuse – 3 Counts
Fernandez Debarge Hearn, 29, Possession of Marijuana <2oz
On Wednesday, May 15, Paris Police responded to 110 calls for service, while arresting 7 persons. Three of the calls for service were reports of burglaries of motor vehicles. In each case, personal items were taken from the interiors of the vehicles. Some of the items that were taken were left in plain sight by the victims. Paris Police are again encouraging everyone to hide or remove all items of value and lock your vehicles to discourage possible thefts.
At about 10:15 P.M. on Wednesday, May 15, police responded to the 2000 block of W Austin Street where it was reported that someone had attempted to take a vehicle from a shop. The victim told police that he had received a phone call advising that someone was attempting to take the vehicle. No suspects were found at the scene.
Officers later responded to the same location where it was found that someone had attempted to take the vehicle again. The incident is under investigation.
21-year-old Aaron Scott Greer, of Sumner, was arrested for possession of marijuana less than 2 ounces in a drug free zone in the 3100 block of Graham St after being stopped for a traffic violation. Officers suspected that occupants of the vehicle were possibly selling narcotics to students at a nearby school. The incident is under investigation.