Pontiac Murder Suspect Commits Suicide in Alabama

PONTIAC, MI – The murder suspect who shot Kaneisha Williams, 32-years-old, of Waterford Township, on January 22nd, 2020, fled the area traveling to Alabama where he committed suicide.Kaneisha Williams

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 10 block of N. Eastway Drive in the City of Pontiac on January 22nd, 2020, at approximately 11:40pm, for a call of shots fired with a possible gunshot victim.

The complainant, who called into the Sheriff’s Operations Center, reported a woman approached his home and appeared to be running from a male subject. At this time, the complainant heard gunshots and heard the woman moaning outside of his residence.

The complainant saw the man leave the area in an unknown vehicle which had been parked in the street near his residence. Deputies arrived to find a woman with several gunshot wounds.

Star EMS was requested, but due to the severity of her injuries, Deputies transported the victim in a patrol car to McLaren Oakland Hospital. Upon arrival to the hospital, the woman was pronounced dead by the attending physician. The woman was identified as Kaneisha Williams, 32-years-old, of Waterford Township.

Detectives from the Pontiac Substation and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory responded to process the scene. Through their investigation, Detectives identified a possible suspect in the homicide, Reuben Tompkins, a 29-year-old resident of the City of Detroit.

Detectives were able to track the whereabouts of Reuben Tompkins to Mountain Brook, Alabama. Soon after, it was learned Tompkins had committed suicide and Detectives responded to Mountain Brook to gather additional evidence and information.

The firearm used in the suicide was recovered at the scene. The weapon was turned over to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Laboratory for ballistics testing. The testing confirmed the firearm used by Reuben Tompkins to commit suicide was the same weapon used in the murder of Kaneisha Williams.

This homicide is closed and cleared due to the death of the offender.

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