Man Charged With Opening Fire, Shooting Bicyclist In Cantonment Street

June 2, 2020

A Cantonment man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a man in a local street last week.

Carnell Levon Williams, 23, was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a “deadly missiles” weapons offense for firing into a building, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, using a firearm during the commission of a felony, discharging a firearm in public and criminal mischief.

Deputies arrived at the intersection of Washington and Sheppard streets about 6:30 p.m. on May 28 to find a man in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to Sacred Heart Hospital; an update on his condition was not available.

Witnesses told investigators that the victim was riding his bicycle when someone, later identified as Williams, opened fire in the street.

Deputies located five spent shell casings on the ground in the 200 block of Sheppard Street, and they also discovered that the chimney of a home on Washington Street was hit by gunfire.

The victim told the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office he was riding his bicycle when a car came speeding up. He said someone started shooting at the car, and he was hit.

Williams was taken into custody in the area of Kingsfield and Beulah roads.  According to an arrest report, he stated, “I didn’t have no gun; I didn’t shoot nobody” and denied the allegations against him.

Williams remained in the Escambia County Jail Tuesday morning with bond set at $197,000.


2 Responses to “Man Charged With Opening Fire, Shooting Bicyclist In Cantonment Street”

  1. chris on June 2nd, 2020 11:50 am

    23 and already an already a convicted felon, with these charges…..See you in 25 to 30!

  2. Paul on June 2nd, 2020 2:46 am

    Didn’t do nothing huh?, time will tell, but for the already convicted felon with felony charges, it’s not looking good for you.

Have a comment on this story?

We welcome your comments on this story, but there are some rules to follow::

(1) Be Nice. No comments that slander another, no racism, no sexism, no personal attacks.

(2) No Harrassing Comments. If someone says something bad about you, don't respond. That's childish.

(3) No Libel. That's saying something is not true about someone. Don't do it.

(4) Keep it clean. Nothing vulgar, obscene or sexually related. No profanity or obvious substitutions. Period.

(5) reserves the right to remove any comments that violate our rules or we think to be inappropriate. We are not responsible for what is posted. Comments may not appear right away until they are approved by a moderator.

(6) Limit your comments to the subject in this story only, and limit comments to 300 words or less. Do not post copyrighted material. Comments will not be added to stories that are over 30 days old.

(7) No posts may advertise a commercial business or political group, or link to another commercial web site or political site of any kind.