Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year
Badge # 1827
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Sentenced to life
Officer Stephen Williams was shot and killed while he and his partner were attempting to arrest a robbery suspect at the intersection of 14th Street and Columbia Road, NW.
Officer Williams had one handcuff on the subject when the man began fighting. As the officers struggled with the man, his approached and grabbed Officer Williams' partner's service weapon.
The son shot and wounded both officers. The father then grabbed the gun and fired two additional rounds into Officer Williams' prone body.
The subject was convicted of murder and sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. The man's son and wife were also convicted of charges in connection with the shootings.
Officer Williams was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for one year. He was survived by his mother.