Suspect apprehended in Williams shooting


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Police have apprehended 22-year-old Brandon L. Bowyer on charges of an assault with a firearm, shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, and discharging a firearm with gross negligence, following a two month investigation.

According to the Williams Police Department, officers responded to a shooting incident at the Orv’s Shell Gas Station in Williams on Dec. 29, 2019.

“Prior to the officer’s arrival, the suspect and victim had fled the scene in different vehicles,” said Williams Police Lt. Chris Miller in a press release. “Officers reviewed surveillance video and observed the suspect fire approximately 5 shots into a vehicle as it accelerated through the parking lot. There were several customers on foot and in their vehicles directly in the path of the gunshots and fleeing vehicle.

Miller said that officers did not locate anyone on scene who were hit by the gunfire.

During the course of the investigation, officer’s learned the shooting occurred over a suspected illegal narcotics deal that went bad.

“The suspected shooter was identified and with the assistance of the Colusa County Task Force, a warrant of arrest was obtained,” Lt. Miller Said.

On Feb. 20, the Colusa County Task Force and Williams Police Department arrested Bowyer at the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on the felony warrant of arrest, he was later booked into the Colusa County Jail on the felony warrant.

Bowyer is scheduled for his arraignment on March 17. ■