Family stunned by murder of young father of two
Posted September 2, 2013
Fayetteville, N.C. — The family of Errol Williams gathered to mourn and pray Monday, a day after the 27-year-old father of two was gunned down.
Fayetteville police are searching for the men who robbed Williams early Sunday at a Bragg Boulevard Kangaroo, forced him into his car and shot and killed him just blocks away.
"It's horrible to take somebody's life like that, over nothing," Williams' sister, Sadie Everett, said Monday.
Everett is sure her brother would have cooperated with his attackers, and she said she thinks they killed him because he had seen their faces.
Within hours of the crime, much of North Carolina had seen the suspects, too. Fayetteville police released surveillance images and video from the gas station, at 5642 Bragg Boulevard, in hopes that someone would come forward to identify the culprits.
"Please call Crime Stoppers," Everett said. "Contact somebody."
Williams was a high school graduate and a Navy veteran. He was working a Smithfield Packaging in Tar Heel, his family said.
"He didn't have an enemy in the world," Everett said. Her brother liked to smile and sing, and he was vain about his hair. A recent photograph shows him with long dreadlocks.
Police are looking for three men, one of whom was spotted inside the convenience store wearing a black T-shirt, black cap with a "T" logo and a silver chain with a cross.
Police believe those same men returned to the store Sunday afternoon to steal the surveillance equipment there, but their images had already been distributed.
In both instances, the men drove away in a gray or silver Kia Sportage. Police warned that the suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to an arrest and callers can remain confidential.