(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – A 55-year-old man has beenconvicted of attempted first-degree murder involving an acquaintance who wasfound with four bullet wounds in the middle of an intersection just south ofDowntown, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury on Friday also convicted defendant VincentEarl Williams on charges of aggravated assault and employment of a firearm inthe commission of a dangerous felony. Williams, who has a lengthy criminalhistory, remains in custody and is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 21 byJudge Chris Craft.
According to investigators, shortly after midnight on Nov. 6,2016, police received a 911 call about a man down at West McLemore and SouthMain. The 34-year-old victim, whose nickname is Orange Mound, told police hewas in a fight earlier with Williams and that he, the victim, heard a vehicleapproaching from behind as he walked along McLemore.
The victim said he turned around to see Williams pointing a gun athim and firing several shots, striking him in the chest, thigh and right arm.The victim spent nearly a month in the hospital, but was able to testify lastweek and point out Williams as his assailant.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Melanie Cox, Jamie Kiddand Abby Wallace of the District Attorney’s Special Prosecution Unit whichseeks maximum sentencing for repeat felony offenders.