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Bedias shooting death awaiting ballistics test

December 29, 2021 - 00:00
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    Over two months have passed since the Bedias shooting that claimed the life of 18-year old Anthony Demilo Williams. The case is at a standstill awaiting bal listics test results. Courtesy photo

BEDIAS — Grimes County Sheriff’s Department is still awaiting ballistic test results in the shooting Thursday, Oct. 14, that claimed the life of Navasota Independent School District student, 18-year old Anthony Demilo Williams.

Williams body was sent to the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas. “The ballistics [results] should have come back by the end of November to the middle of December, but now we are nearing the end of December and haven’t received the results from the lab,” explained Grimes County Sheriff Don Sowell.

“Once we get the test results back the [Grimes County] District Attorney can decide which direction to go from there,” stated Sowell.

Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, Grimes County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of Leon and Sycamore Street in Bedias. There were multiple reports of gunshots in the area, then dispatchers received a call about a possible gunshot victim.

Authorities located Williams at the scene and he was transported to a nearby Grimes St. Joseph’s Medic station a few blocks away. Deputies were advised the victim was unconscious and quit breathing. Medical personnel began lifesaving efforts and Williams was transported to Madisonville St. Joseph’s Emergency Room. Shortly after arriving Williams succumbed to his injuries. He was declared deceased by Madison County Justice of the Peace Pct. 1, Jon Stevens.

Williams was a student at Navasota ISD’s W.B. Bizzell Academy where he was president of the Lion’s Club International Leo Club. Leo Club Sponsor, Geoff Horn, stated Williams was volunteering at the Grimes County Mobile Food Pantry earlier in the day before he was shot, and he was going to work his job at Dollar General that evening. Horn said Williams was a good kid and he will be missed.

Sowell said he when new details in the shooting are available an update will be released.