Aaron D. Williams Wiki, Biography, Age, Net Worth
Aaron D. Williams, 32, shot his children as officers arrived at the family’s apartment in Columbus, according to Columbus police. When they entered the home, authorities found 9-year-old Ava Williams and her 6-year-old sister, Alyse, critically wounded from gunshot wounds.
Aaron Williams was found with a self-inflicted gunshot. He died at the scene. The girls were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they both died from their wounds.
The sudden violence has devastated those close to the family.
“The girls were just so bright and full of energy,” Erica Osborn, a family friend, tells the Columbus Dispatch. “Every time I knocked on the door to drop a meal off or pick one up, they would come running. The first thing they tell you is that they love you. I just cannot believe they are gone.”
The attack was not the first time that Williams has been violent. The Dispatch obtained court records that showed that he was charged with domestic violence with intent to harm and assault in September 2018. He pleaded guilty and was given a three-day suspended sentence for a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.
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In a statement, Columbus police Chief Thomas Quinlan said the case has been difficult for officers who responded to the scene.
“Behind every badge is a human – a mother, father, sister or brother,” Quinlan’s statement read. “And while we have a job to do – a job we signed up for – we hurt too. We grieve with these families. Our hearts break for their devastated mother, and all who loved them.”
Aaron D. Williams shot his children
Aaron Williams was found with a unique bullet. He died on the scene. The girls were rushed to a nearby hospital and both died of their injuries.
Sudden violence devastated those close to the family.
“The girls were so smart and full of energy,” Erica Osborn, a family friend, told Columbus Dispatch. “Whenever I knocked on the door to drop a meal or get one, they would come running. The first thing they tell you is they love you. I can’t believe they’re gone. ”
The attack was not the first time Williams was violent. Dispatch obtained court records showing that he was charged with domestic violence with intent to harm and assault in September 2018. He admitted his guilt and received a three-day suspended sentence on charges of less erratic behavior.
Columbus police chief Thomas Quinlan said the case was difficult for officers who reacted to the scene.
“There is a person behind every badge – a mother, father, sister or brother,” Quinlan explained. “When we have a job to do – a job we signed up for – we get hurt too. We are suffering from these families. Our hearts are broken for their ruined mothers and everyone who loved them. ”
A GoFundMe account was created to help Vanecia Shameer Kirkland, the girls’ mother, cover the funeral expenses.