Anthony Williams Pleads Guilty for Murder of James Edward Booker

Anthony Williams pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder while armed for the fatal shooting of James Edward Booker.

According to the proffer of facts, on Nov. 5, 2013, Booker was walking on the sidewalk in the 3200 block of 6th street, when Williams and two unidentified individuals approached Booker from behind. Williams stood in front of Booker, blocking his path, with a handgun in his right hand.

Prosecutors say Williams pointed the gun at Booker and as Booker turned and ran North on 6th street, Williams fired several shots hitting him as he ran up 6th street Southeast. After the shooting, Williams left the scene along with the two individuals, documents say.

Police found a conscious Booker at 9:56 p.m suffering from multiple gunshot wounds in the 500 block of Alabama Avenue Southeast. Less than an hour later, he died at a local hospital.

According to charging documents, a witness provided police with a cell phone photo of Williams, who it believed to be the shooter, wearing a blue windbreaker and it later identified Williams from a Youtube video, wearing the same jacket.

Williams is scheduled for sentencing on December 12 at 12:30 p.m. before Judge John Ramsey Johnson.

A copy of the plea documents are below:

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