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Simmesport police make arrest in attempted second-degree murder case

Anthony Williams
Anthony Williams(Simmesport Police)
Published: Oct. 11, 2021 at 1:17 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2021 at 7:33 PM CDT
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SIMMESPORT, La. (KALB) - According to the Simmesport Police Department, an anonymous tip led to the arrest of Anthony Williams on Wednesday, October 20.

SPD said Williams was the passenger in a vehicle traveling in Simmesport when they pulled behind the vehicle. Williams ran from the vehicle and after a short foot chase, SPD was able to apprehend and arrest Williams.

Previous details on this story are below.

Simmesport police seeking suspect wanted for attempted second-degree murder

SIMMESPORT, La. (KALB) - Authorities in Simmesport are looking for a suspect they are considering armed and dangerous.

On October 7, the suspect, Anthony Williams, 33, got into a verbal altercation on Pecan Street in Simmesport. Police said he then pulled a handgun from his waistband and fired one shot, striking a victim in the abdomen.

Alexander was air-lifted to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and is now in stable condition.

“I want justice. I want justice for my cousin because no matter what a person has done in their life, no matter their past, no one deserves to be hurt, shot, stabbed...he didn’t deserve that,” said Anais Brown, Alexander’s cousin.

Simmesport Police Chief Daniel Firmin said Williams is still on the run and considered armed and dangerous. He also said Simmesport PD waited until Monday to release the information about the shooting because they had set up a time for Williams to turn himself in, but he didn’t show.

“The chief has really been doing a tremendous job as far as trying to resolve this issue. They had spoken with the suspect and he stated that he would turn himself in and somehow that did not work successfully, but right now it’s ongoing and hopefully, we will get justice,” said Alexander’s Uncle, Andre Alexander.

A warrant has been issued for Williams’ arrest for attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Williams is described as a black male, about 5′3″ tall and weighing about 154 lbs.

Contact SPD, (318) 941-2576, or local law enforcement if you see Williams or have any information on this incident.

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