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Man accused of shooting wife still at large

By Seth Burkett
sburkett@decaturdaily.com · 340-2355

Investigators are asking the community for help in finding a man who remains at large after allegedly shooting his wife.

An arrest warrant issued Tuesday charges Antione Williams (aka Antwane Williams), 29, with first-degree domestic violence in Monday’s shooting of Belinda Williams at the couple’s 1409 First Ave. S.W. residence.

Belinda Williams, 30, remained in critical but stable condition at an undisclosed hospital Tuesday.

Police said she had suffered a gunshot to her face below her right eye.

“We have not been able to interview her because of her condition,” said Sgt. Steve Campbell, a police spokesman.

As police closed on the
couple’s home after receiving a call about the shooting, the suspect apparently fled on foot through an alley behind the residence.

The gun, believed to be a small-caliber handgun, was not found.

Police continue to consider Antione Williams armed and dangerous, Campbell said.

“He has an extensive arrest record out of Texas, including several violent offenses,” said Campbell.

Campbell asked the community for tips on Williams’ whereabouts.

Anyone with information can call the police front desk at 341-4660 or the confidential tip line at 341-INFO (4636).

Williams is 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs about 180 pounds and has black hair.

A neighbor, Threase Bynum, said she was pulling into her driveway two houses away when she heard a loud pop and saw Belinda Williams fall to the ground in her front yard.

Then, she said, a man ran up to Williams and another pop was heard.

Though Bynum and other neighbors heard the gunshots, all those interviewed by The Daily said they initially mistook the shots for fireworks.

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