Prosecutor says Dauphin Island Parkway double murder was over dice game

Mobile County


UPDATE (10:00am) 

The Mobile County District Attorney’s office confirms a second arrest has been made in a double murder on Dauphin Island Parkway.

According to authorities, a group of people were playing dice at a home on the Dauphin Island Parkway when an argument broke out over money and people began shooting at one another.

One person shot was an innocent person walking down the street

Jerome Williams, 33, was booked into Mobile Metro Jail early Wednesday morning on two murder charges, according to jail records.

Williams is also charged with two counts of assault and shooting into an occupied vehicle or building.

Assistant District Attorney Keith Blackwood confirms Jerome Williams is the brother of a man who was arrested Saturday on the same charges. Cedric Williams, 29, is scheduled to enter a plea during an arraignment hearing on Wednesday morning. 

Jerome and Cedric Williams are accused of shooting and killing two men, who were 27-years-old and 38-years-old, according to Mobile police.

Three other people, a 39-year-old male, 38-year-old male and 17-year-old male, were injured in the shooting. Cedric Williams was one of those injured in the shooting.

This would not be the first time a shooting in Mobile began over a dice game that led to retaliatory shootings, culminating with the death of 15-year-old Anesa Baker at the Grand Hall in April of 2018.


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