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Mitzi Johanknecht

White Center homicide suspect sought


King County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help locating the suspect who shot and killed a Seattle man outside of a bar in White Center earlier this month. (C17022603)


A Murder 1 warrant has been issued for Billy D. William, 30, of Oregon, for the May 7th murder of Seattle resident James Little, 30. 

 Little was attending a birthday party at a bar in the 9800 block of 16 Ave SW when a group of women got into a fight.  The fight ended up outside and the women eventually separated. 
 Little approached a group of people across the street when Williams, who was in the group, pulled a gun and shot him in the head, killing him. 

Detectives have not released a motive for the shooting but said William’s has ties to Albany, Oregon and Seattle.  Williams is described as a black male, 30, 5’8”, medium build.  (see photo)

If you have information regarding the whereabouts of Williams you can call 911 or you may remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward of up to $1000 by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).