Damario Williams Arrested Relating to August 3rd Shooting of Jesus Ramos

Freeport, Illinois — August 11, 2017 — Freeport Police have arrested 25-year-old Damario Williams after obtaining a Felony arrest warrant on August 9th, 2017 in connection with Williams alleged involvement in the August 3rd shooting that took place in the area of Cottonwood Street and Grove Avenue in Freeport.

On August 10th, 2017, at approximately 5:29pm, the Freeport Police Department Gang Unit observed Demario Williams leave a residence in the 500 block of W. Cottonwood Street in Freeport and enter the front passenger seat of a vehicle. The vehicle that Demario Williams entered proceeded to leave the area, and Gang Unit personnel subsequently stopped that vehicle in the area of Main Street and Locust Avenue. After the vehicle was stopped, Demario Williams was taken into custody without incident.

The August 3rd shooting incident at Cottonwood Street and Grove Avenue was not a random act of violence, rather it was a continuation of a feud between two local hybrid street gangs that has been continuing and on-going in nature since 2012. The feud between these local hybrid street gangs is the root cause of the majority of the illegal gun violence that has occurred in Freeport since 2012.

Illegal gun violence in Freeport will not be tolerated and is a major concern to public safety. The Freeport Police Department is committed to reducing illegal gun violence within our community by deploying our resources to investigate, apprehend, and prosecute those who choose to be involved in illegal gun violence. Additionally, the Freeport Police Department has been and will continue to partner with State and Federal authorities in an effort to apprehend violent offenders.

The investigation into the August 3rd shooting is still on-going and additional charges and or additional arrests are possible in the future.

Anyone who may have additional information about this case should contact the Freeport Police Department Detective Bureau at 815.235.8226 or Stephenson County Crime Stop at 815.235.STOP (7867).

(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)

ACCUSED: Demario M. Williams
AGE: 25


Count #1: Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
Count #2: Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm
Count #3: Unlawful Possession of Weapons by Felons

*Bond has been set at $250,000 – 10 % applies*


Following Demario Williams’ arrest, the Illinois Department of Corrections issued a Parole violation warrant. There is no bond on this warrant.

Freeport Police Department Gang Unit observed Williams enter the passenger seat of a vehicle. Gang Unit personnel soon stopped the vehicle in the area of Main Street and Locust Avenue and Williams was taken into custody without incident.

Police said the root cause of the majority of the illegal gun violence in Freeport is the feud between the two gangs, which has been going on since 2012.

The August 3rd shooting is still under investigation. Additional charges and/or additional arrests are possible.


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