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Man Wanted in 1997 Durham Murder Found, Shot in Ga.

Posted January 13, 2007

A fugitive from Durham is recovering from gunshot wounds following a violent standoff in Georgia.

Tywan Williams, 28, was shot by U.S. Marshals about 5:45 p.m. outside a convenience store in Cobb County, Ga. During the attempted arrest, Williams attempted to flee the scene and rammed several law enforcement vehicles, investigators said. He was shot by U.S. Marshal inspector shortly afterward on Interstate 285 during another confrontation.

Marshal was transported to a local hospital, where he was listed in stable condition late Friday evening. The inspector who shot him was also hospitalized.

Williams was wanted in connection with a drive-by shooting on Scout Drive in Durham that killed Michael Hunter in 1997. He was also sought by Cobb County authorities for a felony probation violation.

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  • St Ives Jan 15, 2007

    I am glad for the family of Michael Hunter, they can finally feel closure.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Jan 15, 2007

    If a picture of this fellow hadn't been shown in the article, would race have come into any of your comments? Interesting thought, and one we'll never really have the answer to, but one thing we do have the answer to is that anyone who posted comments regarding his race are racists and are ignorant as well. I am praying for you!
    God bless.
    Rev. RB

  • Ladidada Jan 14, 2007

    Yeh just what we need, more death and destruction in America.

    This nation is sick!

  • melissagilbert02 Jan 14, 2007

    What does MLK have to do with anything? Why would you post such a racist statement on a public forum?? You are just proof that nothing has changed, which is incredibly unfortunate.....be a little less judgemental, less someone judge you.

  • lostinnc2006 Jan 14, 2007

    I'm going to work on MLK Day.........

  • geowilrlst Jan 14, 2007

    You guys ate WAY TOO FUNNY ! The sad part is that you are right !

  • nascarnutnc Jan 13, 2007

    pelias -at- theblackconclave, come on, in Durham they have, um, hold on,I'll have to get back to you on that

  • Low Voltage Jan 13, 2007

    ditto builder276! and I think he MIGHT be guilty...

  • NYPD Jan 13, 2007

    Too bad he didn't die

  • Pelias Jan 13, 2007

    packncanes, I can't believe you brought up the Durham reference. Everyone knows Durham is not all bad, it has some nice qualities, like...um...give me a minute...