Police arrest Selma man for assault

Published 11:23 pm Monday, July 13, 2009

Police arrested a Selma man in connection to a shooting that occurred July 5.

Officers apprehended Omar Williams, 23, and charged him with assault first-degree.

“A 23-year-old male reported that on July 5 at 2:30 a.m. he was in the 1200 bock of Woodrow Avenue,” Sgt. Doug Stewart said. “He stated while he was in the area Omar Williams left his vehicle and approached him.”

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The suspect then allegedly shot several times at the victim and hit him in his arm.

“The victim said he believes he was shot because of an altercation that happened in February between him and Omar Williams,” Stewart said. “There hasn’t been any other reason for the shooting, but that is what the victim alleges.”

Williams now faces a class-b felony. If he is convicted, then he could be imprisoned for 10 to 20 years and pay a fine up to $30,000.

The Code of Alabama defines assault in the first degree as a person who “intent to cause serious physical injury to another person, he causes serious physical injury to any person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.” Officers placed Williams in the Dallas County Jail under a $60,000 bond.