LAGRANGE, Ga. - Police in LaGrange are searching for a murder suspect who earlier this month appeared to have replied to another wanted post by the Columbus Police Department on Facebook.
Tierre Tyrell Williams, 28, of Phenix City, Alabama, is wanted for murder, aggravated assault, and other charges stemming from a shooting Sunday night just before midnight at a Racetrac convenience store located at 1519 Lafayette Parkway, the LaGrange Police Department's Facebook post stated.
Police said Deangelo Finley, 21, of Auburn, Alabama, stopped at the gas station with his girlfriend and confronted Williams, with whom he was acquainted. Finley then snatched a necklace from around William’s neck, police said, and then went back to his car.
Police said Williams opened fire on Finley’s car, striking his girlfriend, Da’Jai Green, 22, of Manchester, Georgia. Officers responding to the scene administered first aid on Green. She was later transported to Well Star West Georgia Emergency Department where she was pronounced dead.
Finley was booked into the Troup County Jail and charged with robbery by snatching.
Police describe Williams as being 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing about 300 pounds. Police said they believe he is just across the Alabama line or in the Columbus area.
Earlier this month, Columbus police posted his photo stating Williams was wanted for burglary charges in the city. A man appearing to be Williams then replied back to the post:
"These folks act like I’m running or sum!!!" A commenter identified on Facebook as Tierre Williams wrote. "Ain’t (sic) nobody called me or nothing about this. I just had state court two weeks ago. Y’all hilarious (sic)! There’s my number !"
It was not immediately clear if Williams ever surrendered to Columbus police on those charges.
LaGrange police ask anyone with information on Williams’ whereabouts is asked to call the LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000, or call 911.