On September 29, 2019, Antonio Williams was waiting for a taxi outside the Edenwald Houses in the Bronx when a car quickly drove up to him and three men approached. He began to run and was pursued by two of the men. Then he was tackled to the ground and struggled with the men before shots rang out, striking him fatally in the chest.

The men who chased and shot Williams were police officers disguised in plain clothes, part of an anti-crime unit that had been assigned to patrol the area following a shooting that occurred days earlier. Police later said Williams was carrying a loaded handgun they recovered, though it was not fired.

“He was just standing by a mailbox waiting for a cab, and they just jumped out like cowboys in the middle of the night. Playing judge, jury, and executioner,” said Williams’s father, Shawn.

On September 29, 2019, Antonio Williams was waiting for a taxi outside the Edenwald Houses in the Bronx when a car quickly drove up to him and three men approached. He began to run and was pursued by two of the men. Then he was tackled to the ground […]

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