On Monday, Albany Police Department Robbery/Homicide Detective, Schemika Foster, announced the arrest of two men in last week’s killing of Shakelia Williams. Foster is flanked by Capt. Tracy Barnes, left, and detectives Pritesu Patel and Timothy Harvey. (Staff Photo: Terry Lewis)
ALBANY — The Albany Police Department has charged two men in the murder of Shakelia Williams, who was found shot to death in the courtyard of the Westwind Apartments on Dawson Road on Thursday.
Police have charged Dorion Tyree Revills, 18, and Emory Tavarus Jones, 18, with murder, armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property.
Both are currently being held in the Dougherty County Jail.
“We are fairly comfortable these two are the only ones involved and that robbery was the motive,” Foster said during a news conference Monday to announce the charges. “We are still investigating but we think that (Revills and Jones) may have been acquaintances of (Williams).”
Officers of the Albany Police Department were called to the aparment comples on Dawson Road last week in reference to shots being fired, officials say, where officers found a deceased woman. The victim was identified as Williams, 31, who was found in the courtyard near the W building of the complex.
Foster said Williams died from a gunshot wound but would not confirm if Williams was shot more than once.
APD Lt. Tracey Barnes commended the members of the department’s homicide/robbery unit for making the arrests so quickly.
“We had officers putting in many long hours and effort into arresting these two suspects,” Barnes said. “It was a job well done.”