18-year-old shot, killed in Antioch on Christmas Day

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An 18-year-old man was shot and killed on Christmas Day at a home in Antioch

It happened around noon at a home in the 2800 block of Creekview Drive.

The victim, later identified as Alijah Williams, was found inside a car. Medics tried to revive him but were not successful. 

A 19-year-old man admitted to shooting Williams after he showed up at his family’s home, kicked his way in, and continued to act in a threatening manner, according to Metro police. 

Metro police reported Williams was known to the family as he had fathered a son by the shooter’s sister. Neither the child nor his mother was home when Williams arrived.

The gunman’s mother said she told Williams to leave and began to put some of his belongings, which the family had been storing, on the front porch. During the commotion, the shooter and his brother came up from a downstairs den and confronted Williams, according to Metro police. 

Williams reportedly punched him and then walked to his car saying that he “had something for them.” The family was concerned Williams was going to arm himself.

Metro police reported when Williams returned to the front porch, the shooter fired one shot, which hit Williams in the torso.

Williams reportedly then went to his car, where he was found by responding officers. He died at the scene.

Metro police said no gun was found in Williams’ vehicle or on his person. The shooter and his brother initially left the residence, but soon returned and surrendered the gun to officers.

Hermitage Precinct detectives will staff the results of their investigation, when complete, with the District Attorney’s Officer for a determination as to whether charges will be placed.

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