Mr. Shannon Williams, despite being severely wounded, drove himself to the Helena-West Helena Police Department parking lot between the hours of 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 26, 2019, and approached Officer Cynthia Gamble indicating that he had been shot.
“It was apparent that he had received a gunshot wound and was bleeding profusely,” said Helena-West Helena Police Chief Patrick Smith. “He could not talk at the time, but was able to give us some information of who was possibly responsible for his shooting.”
Apparently it happened somewhere over on Sixth Street. Investigators when over there and did not find a crime scene. “His vehicle, the Toyota Camry, which he was driving was actually what we processed and look at. As a possible motive that someone got into the car and apparently shot him from inside the car, rather than walk up.”
“Whoever his attacker was, we believe that that person knew Mr. Williams and was in the car at the time when Mr. Williams was shot,” said Chief Smith.
Mr. Williams is in critical, but stable condition. He was transported by Pafford to Helena Regional Medical Center where he was later sent to Regional One in Memphis.
“We are getting all kinds of information about this case from the public taking about this may be a case of retaliation due to the fact that there was an investigation that was conducted by Marianna Police Department with three individuals wanted for homicide believed to have been involved, but they were actually released. These individuals, we believe, may or may not have anything to do with this, but we don’t know at this time. We are still following up with leads from the public.”