Police arrest 17-year-old in shootings

jmarusak@charlotteobserver.comDecember 13, 2013 

Anthony Williams, 17, is charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury in the shootings of three other teenagers on Milton Road in Charlotte on Thursday.

CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Police arrested and charged a 17-year-old in Thursday’s shooting of three other teenagers in Charlotte.

Anthony Williams turned himself in at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department early Friday.

Williams was charged with six counts of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and was transported to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, where he remained in custody Friday.

Responding to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 2700 block of Milton Road, police found two victims with gunshot wounds shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday. Both were transported to Carolinas Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

A third victim was later found at CMC-University, also suffering from a gunshot wound that wasn’t life-threatening. Police aren’t releasing the victims’ names.

Police said Williams argued with several other teens with whom he’s had an ongoing dispute. He then fired a gun, police said, striking a 19-year-old male, 15-year-old male and a 16-year-old female. Williams then ran away, police said.

To help prevent additional incidents, CMPD’s North Tryon Division has increased its presence around Milton Road and Cochran Middle School.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call 704-432-8477 and speak directly to a homicide unit detective, or call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

Marusak: 704-358-5067; Twitter: @jmarusak

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