A 35-year-old man was killed in a shooting at 600 Polk Drive near Greater Love Church of God in Christ this Saturday morning.
After receiving a call saying that shots were fired at 9:24 a.m., “Tallahassee Police Department officers immediately responded, only to find Cedric Alaric Williams dead in the streets from multiple gunshot wounds,” WCTV confirmed.
“I heard three gunshots as I was coming outside,” said Louiza Howard a near-by neighbor.
Williams’ aunt, Brenda Williams was initially overwhelmed when she received the news.
"I basically helped raise him and his brothers so it's heart breaking," she told reporters.
She added that her nephew was a selfless individual.
"He would do anything for anybody, help anybody,” she said. “I mean all you had to do was ask him and sometimes you didn’t even have to ask him and he was just that type of person."
Shahada Mitchell, a member of Greater Love Church of God in Christ, expressed her condolences to the Williams family.
“The church is to be a place of refuge not a reminder of a murder scene, stated Mitchell. My heart hurts for the Williams family but this is not a time to harbor anger. We need to use that anger, as something positive to prevent this from happening again.”
No arrest have been made at this time according to Tallahassee Democrat reporter, Sean Rossman.
Brenda Williams said that right now, the family just needs to support each other first.
"I think the thing that we need to do is be there for each other and help each other and not worry about everybody else or whoever that was that did this."
Attorney LaToya Newell of Orlando, Fla., was in Tallahassee for Homecoming during the time of the incident.
“In the state of Florida, a murder takes place every hour and 56 minutes,” Newell said. “Firearms alone are the cause for an average of 687 deaths annually.”
“Even though I’m aware of the statistics, it is still sad that we were out celebrating our University, while a family was preparing to bury a loved one.”
As evidence continues to be gathered, please call (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS if you have any information on this case.