SAVANNAH, GA (August 10, 2015): The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force located and arrested Avonte Williams, 26, on Thursday evening, charging him in the shooting and attempting to robbery of a Jacksonville woman in a hotel room on Savannah’s south side.
Williams was arrested at a residence on Drapper Street.
The shooting occurred at the Econolodge on the 7500 block of Abercorn Street after 2 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 10. The 35-year-old victim, who works as an escort, allowed the suspect into her hotel room. Before exiting, he displayed a gun and demanded cash. The victim produced no money and was shot. Her injuries were non-life threatening.
Robbery Unit detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department charged Williams with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and armed robbery.