Judge Orders DeAndre Shaheed Held in Connection with Akinwole Williams Murder

Judge Karen Howze found probable cause Tuesday that DeAndre Shaheed participated in the shooting death of 31-year-old Akinwole Olu Williams. Shaheed, 18, has been held pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 27.

According to charging documents in the case, Williams’ death may have been the result of a resisted armed robbery.

On the night of March 14 police found Williams lying face down on the ground in front of his home in the 1000 block of 44th Street Northeast, suffering from a shotgun wound to the chest.

According to charging documents, a witness told police that on the night of the murder Shaheed and two other suspects were standing in the 1000 block of 44th Street; Shaheed told the others that he was going to rob Williams, the witness said.

Williams, dressed in a suit and carrying a white bag, attempted to enter his home when the suspects approached him; Shaheed pointed a brown sawed-off shotgun at Williams, demanding him to hand over his property, charging documents say.

Williams refused, pushed the shotgun away and moved closer to Shaheed. The witness then heard a gunshot; Williams grabbed his chest and fell to the ground.

Two other men, Lafeyette Robinson and Floyd Neal, were identified by the witness as Shaheed’s accomplices. Charging documents say that Neal was arrested within weeks of the murder for carrying a shotgun matching the description provided by the witness. Court documents do not show that either of them has ever been charged with murder in connection with Williams’ death.

Charging documents are below.

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