Birmingham Mother Shot and Killed While Holding Infant
In Birmingham, Alabama, Sherri Williams, of Birmingham died on her sofa still holding her son. A stray bullet meant for someone else ricocheted and hit Williams as she watched from the doorway of her home, holding her ten-day old son.
The April 2013 shooting still has neighbors wondering how it could happen.
Two males got into a scuffle at an eatery close Williams’ home. The brawl escalated, and one of the men chased the other down the street — firing a gun as they ran through residential neighborhoods.
“I can’t say it was a stray shot since a bullet doesn’t have a sign on it,” said Birmingham PD spokesman, Johnny Williams, Jr.
Williams, who also has a six-year old daughter and a four-year-old son, lives with her mother who has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Williams’ mother was on the second floor and didn’t know Williams was shot until a friend came and told her.
NYC criminal defense lawyers said the 24-year old mother was quiet and stayed to herself and had been seeking a way out of the Gate City apartments.
“For a while, she’s been trying to get out of there,” Jackson said.
UPDATE: Birmingham Police arrested Corderious Domini McClellan. He was charged with capital murder in Williams’ death and is still setting in Jefferson County jail, without bond, while he waits for trial. If he’s found guilty of murder, McClellan faces up to 99-years in prison.