DETROIT, MI – On October 28th, 2020, at 8:22 p.m. Detroit police officers were dispatched to the shooting of seven-year-old Reginae Williams in the 3900 block of Bedford in Detroit.
The officers found Reginae suffering from a gunshot wound to her head. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. On October 30th, 2020, the little girl died due to the injuries that she sustain from being shot in the back of her head.
After an extensive investigation by the Detroit Police Department, Emmett Williams, Jr., 19-years-old, of Detroit, and Christion Mitchell-Childress, 22-years-old, of Southfield, were identified as suspects.
It is alleged that the two men drove by the Bedford Street home, firing gunshots into the house. That gunfire fatally wounded Reginae Williams when she was shot in the head while she was on the couch in the living room of the house. There were also 8 other children in the home at the time of the shooting. Fortunately, none of those children were injured.
Williams and Mitchell-Childress have been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Reginae Williams in this case. The facts and evidence will be presented in court at the preliminary examination.
Defendant Emmett Williams, Jr. has been charged with First Degree Murder, Discharge of a Firearm at a Building Causing Death, Discharge of a Weapon from a Motor Vehicle Causing Death, and three counts of Felony Firearm. He was arraigned in 36th District Court and remanded to jail today, November 19th, 2020. His Probable Cause Conference is on December 3rd, 2020 and his Preliminary Examination is on December 10th, 2020 before Judge Kenyetta Jones.
Defendant Mitchell-Childress has been charged with First Degree Murder, Discharge of a Firearm at a Building Causing death and Discharge of a Weapon from a Motor Vehicle Causing Death.