Man wanted in Charles City killing

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Antoine Williams

CHARLES CITY — An arrest warrant has been issued in a fatal shooting Friday night for a 36-year-old man who is nearly 7 feet tall and was released on his own recognizance in May in a third-degree theft case.

Antoine Williams is 6 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs 250 pounds and black. He’s considered armed and dangerous, a Facebook post from the Charles City Police says. A warrant has been issued for 1st degree murder for Williams.

Williams is considered armed and dangerous and may be in a red 2006 Chevy Equinox with Iowa plate DOW568, police say.

“Please do not approach and call the CCPD at (641) 228-3366 or 911 if you do spot him,” the post says.

The police took a report of shots fired at 9:46 p.m. in the 2100 block of Clarkview Drive, according to the post.

A shooting victim was transported by ambulance to the Floyd County Medical Center and pronounced dead.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was called to assist.

Williams was arrested May 12 in Charles City on a warrant in a 2014 theft case. He was assigned a public defender. Trial is set for July 20.

The warrant is related to Williams’ arrest in Charles City for allegedly selling his sister’s 55-inch Vizio television valued at $700 to a Mason City pawn shop without her permission. He was charged with third-degree theft, an aggravated misdemeanor. At that time he resided at 2216 Clarkview Drive.

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