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Update on Incident at 5393 De Soto

October 11, 2006 -- Additional capital murder charges have been filed against a suspect already arrested and charged in three murders on the city's northwest side.

Antonio Lee 'Tony/T-Lee' Williams (b/m, DOB: 5-6-80) is now charged in five murders after being charged with capital murder in the August 5th fatal shootings of Yolanda Styles, 22, and Vincent Jamal Williams, 18. Both victims, who were Hurricane Katrina evacuees, were shot multiple times at 5393 De Soto. All charges against Williams are filed in the 339th State District Court. He is charged in three other murders:

* On June 17 at 7450 North Shepherd, HPD officers were dispatched to a shooting in-progress call resulting in the death of Dion Barnes, 33. The motive was related to an argument Williams and Barnes had about a woman.

* On July 18 at 5500 De Soto, HPD officers heard several gunshots in the area of Antoine and De Soto and discovered Christopher Harris, 15, of 5500 De Soto #1303 lying in the parking lot at 6002 Antoine. Investigators learned Harris and his cousin were walking on De Soto Street when Williams approached them and began shooting. Harris, a Hurricane Katrina evacuee from New Orleans, was shot multiple times and ran towards a store where he collapsed and died. The motive in this shooting appears to be a prior altercation Williams had with Harris about narcotics.

* On September 1 at 5675 De Soto, HPD officers found the victim, Terrell 'T-Rock' Ball, 25, dead on the parking lot of the apartment complex. He suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The motive in this shooting was Williams' contention that Ball was cooperating with the police regarding the investigation into Harris' murder on July 18. Because this case involved retaliation, capital murder charges were filed against Williams.

Williams is also a suspect in two aggravated assaults, both shootings. On August 7, it's believed he fired shots at and assaulted victims in a parking lot at 5675 De Soto. On August 22, it's believed Williams shot and wounded Darrin Busby, 41, at the same apartment complex. Those investigations and other possible cases involving Williams are still ongoing. Anyone with information in other cases that might involve Antonio Lee Williams as a suspect is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600.

Update JFC/NJM 10-11-06
JGA/JFC 10-3-06
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