Nicholas W. Williams

Sunrise: April 5, 1993

Sunset: September 14, 2013

October 2, 2013-

Police Look For Second Suspect In Norman Homicide

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NORMAN, Oklahoma -Police are searching for a 19-year-old woman who is suspected in a fatal shooting at a Norman apartment complex.Investigators say Latricia DeeAnn Vaughn, who’s also known as “Bell,” was involved in the homicide of Nicholas Williams. On September 14, Williams was gunned down inside his apartment at Quorum Condominiums.Police have already arrested a 17-year-old male in the case.

Vaughn is a black female, 5 feet 10 inches tall and 142 pounds. Anyone with information about her whereabouts should call the Norman Police Department at (405) 321-1444, or Detective Clay Bolin at (405) 217-7774.

September 26, 2013-
Murder Suspect In Custody:  17 Year Old Myron Burris is Nick’s accused killer.
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September 25, 2013-
 
A teenager accused of killing a Norman man was charged with murder on Wednesday.
According to court documents, Myron Burris admitted he was at a Norman apartment complex and fired shots on Sept. 14.

Court documents show Burris went to Nicholas Williams’ apartment on West Brooks with the intent to burglarize it, but didn’t know Williams was inside.

According to police, Burris admitted he got into a fight with Williams and fired shots. Williams was hit twice.

Court documents show Williams called 911 and was conscious when officers arrived. Police said he was able to make statements to police. He said he was sleeping when a man shot him in the leg.

Police took Williams to a hospital, where he later died.

Investigators said witness interviews and physical evidence led them to Burris.

Burris is expected in court on Oct. 8

 

September 24, 2013-
Norman Police arrested a 17-year-old for murder following a week long investigation into the death of 20-year-old Nicholas Williams.Williams was gunned down inside his home at the Quorom Apartments on September 14, 2013.Investigators said burglary was the motive for the crime and the juvenile suspect thought no one was home at the time of the break-in.When Williams confronted the burglar in his home, the burglar pulled a gun and shot him.Williams’ family talked exclusively with News 9′s Lisa Monahan about their pursuit for justice following this tragedy.“We were robbed,” Dorcia Barnett said the suspect stole her son,” our family is torn and there is a deep rip in my heart.”As Barnett and her daughter Jasmine Roberts sorted through old family photos, they pointed out how the memories are all that’s left of their loved one.“He was definitely a momma’s boy to the heart,” Barnett said.Roberts, who described her relationship with her brother as “extremely close,” said she is still in shock.“I didn’t believe it and I still to this very day do not believe it,” Roberts said.Both agree the recent arrest of a suspect provides some relief during their time of grief.  Norman Police arrested the 17-year-old on Friday, September 20. Investigators say the juvenile lived in the same apartment complex and broke in through a glass sliding door.
September 22, 2013-Police arrested a 17-year-old boy for the murder of a Nicholas Williams who was gunned down inside his own apartment on September 14.  The arrest happened a day before the family of Nicholas Williams held a funeral.Williams was gunned down inside his own apartment in the Quorum Condominiums a week ago. On Friday, Norman police arrested Williams’ alleged killer, a 17-year-old boy who they say lived in the same complex as Williams. Because of the boy’s age, police could not release his identity.Captain Tom Easley with the Norman Police department would not say how detectives connected the suspect to the murder but said they believe the information is “solid.”[The suspect] was in the process of burglarizing the victim’s residence, didn’t realize the victim was at home perhaps, and that led to the shooting, apparently when he was confronted by the victim,” explained Easley.Police say the suspect took off after shooting Williams. Williams called 911 to report he had been shot. Medics rushed him to Norman Regional Hospital where he died from the gunshot wound. News of the murder shocked people who live at the Quorum Condominiums.“Right next door, you know my granddaughter’s bedroom is right there and it’s right next door and it’s kind of scary,” said Christina Walters on the day of the killing.Norman Police expect the 17-year-old to be charged as an adult with first-degree murder early this week. That’s when they’ll be able to release his name. Easley did not know if the suspect has a criminal past.
9/21/2013 Related Story: Norman Police Arrest 17-Year-Old Boy In Shooting Death Of Man
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September 18, 2013-Nick’s body was available for viewing at Howard-Harris Funeral home located at 2601 SW 59th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 73119 on Friday, 20 September 2013, from 1pm-6pm.  Funeral services were  held at 11am on Saturday, 21 September 2013, at Harvest Church. 6450 NW 36th Ave, Norman, Oklahoma, 73069. 
September 18, 2013-This website will be a living memorial to Nick Williams. In the coming days/weeks, we will be adding a photo gallery, guest book, and case updates as know them.   The family requests that you make any and all donations to the website below.  All donations received will be used to maintain this website for life and will assist the family in funeral related costs.  There is also talks of establishing a scholarship fund at a local college in honor of Nick.
Donations can be made by clicking here or the envelope icon in the header/footer of this website. 
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