A distraught Freddie Mae Williams, mother of murder victim Herbert Williams, makes an emotional plea Friday at the Law Enforcement Center for anyone with information regarding her son’s death to come forward.
ALBANY, Ga. — Freddie Mae Williams made an emotional plea Friday for someone to step forward with information about the recent murder of her son.
Speaking at the Law Enforcement Center on Pine Avenue, Williams said she was puzzled why anyone would want to shoot her son, Herbert Williams, also known as June Bug.
“I can’t say why people do those kinds of things,” the elderly Williams said. “These days and times people will hurt you for nothing. You don’t have to do anything. If they want to rob you it’s (probably) for money. That’s what this system is about — their needs, or what they think they need.”
Schemika Foster, a detective with the Albany Police Department, said that Herbert Williams was shot multiple times by an unknown assailant around 3:30 a.m. on April 12. Responding to a call from 110 East Road, officers found Williams lying in the back yard of the residence. He was transported to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital where, after undergoing emergency surgery, he was placed on life support.
“His family faced a hard and emotional decision to remove Williams from life support on Monday, April 22,” Foster said. “(Williams)” was pronounced deceased at that point.”
Foster made a request for anyone in the community with the slightest information about the Herbert Williams case, which has now been upgraded to murder, to call Crime Stoppers at 436-TIPS (8477).
“People should come forward with any information they might have,” Freddie Mae Williams said. “We want the truth.”