$10,000 Cash For Circle K Coward
Army Veteran Executed During Circle K Robbery
The Columbus Police Department is now offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the male suspect who shot and killed an Army Veteran during a Circle K store robbery a week ago today.
Dontrell Williams was working the overnight shift last Sunday when the masked gunman walked into the Circle K on Forrest Road and shot Williams multiple times after he met the killer’s demands. The Army Vet’s mom described the killer as a “coward” in a televised interview asking why the suspect had to kill her 26 year old son.
Williams will be laid to rest at Fort Mitchell Cemetery with full Military Honors later today.
In a word this latest incident can only be described as unacceptable. A 26 year old young man just trying to make ends meet was gunned down in the prime of his life by a suspect who clearly had no intentions of leaving any witnesses behind.
It was just before 3 am early Monday when a lone gunman, standing about 6 feet tall and camouflaged in a Halloween mask and wearing construction gear casually strolled inside the Circle K on Forrest Road and opened fire.
Dontrell Williams was shot multiple times and died at the hospital shortly after the robbery.
Williams, who attended Shaw High School had some difficult times in life and according to his close friend was just trying to pay the rent working the overnight shift at the time of the robbery.
“The individual goes in there to rob a store to get most likely it’s normally money and most of the time they’re going to get the money but this part of it was totally uncalled for. It was unnecessary. That’s why we are asking the public anything you can come up with to help us find this individual and get him off the street is what we need,” Police Major JD Hawk told First News.
Police did not say how long the killer was inside the convenience store only that he took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.