Aaron D. Williams Biography — Wiki
Aaron D. Williams is a father with a known history of domestic violence who went on a rampage on Friday night, killing his two young daughters before shooting himself dead. Williams shot his two little girls in their apartment on the city’s Far West Side.
Officers were called out to their block at around 10:22 pm on Friday when neighbors heard arguing.
Aaron D. Williams Age
Aaron D. Williams, from Columbus, Ohio, was 32 years old at the time of death.
Aaron D. Williams shoots dead his daughters, 6 and 9, before killing himself
The police did not manage to get there in time and as they arrived heard gunshots ring out only to find six-year-old Alyse Williams and her nine-year-old sister, Ava, had been shot. Their father, Aaron D. Williams, was also found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound according to the Columbus Dispatch.
He was pronounced dead by suicide at 11:32 pm.
The girls were taken to OhioHealth Doctors Hospital and both of them passed away shortly after midnight within half an hour of one another.
‘The girls, they were just so bright and full of energy,’ said Erica Osborn, a family friend.
‘Every time I knocked on the door to drop a meal off or pick one up, they would come running. The first thing they tell you is that they love you. I just cannot believe they’re gone,’ Osborn said. They were part of a loving family, and this was very unexpected. From every angle we could tell, their father loved them. I just can’t imagine. I don’t know how he did it. I don’t know how he was able to do this to them,’ she continued.
‘To lose everybody in one night…,’ Osborn said. ‘I can’t believe it.’
‘Our hearts break for their devastated mother, and all who loved them,’ Columbus police Chief Thomas Quinlan said in a statement on Saturday.
‘Behind every badge is a human — a mother, father, sister or brother,’ Quinlan said. ‘And while we have a job to do — a job we signed up for — we hurt too. We grieve with these families,’ Quinlan noted.
He said he is working to make sure the officers who responded to the call have the support they need.
What we know so far about Aaron D. Williams
Williams had faced previous domestic violence charges in the past and had been charged by Columbus police in September 2018, with intent to harm and assault to which he pleaded guilty. He was given a three-day suspended sentence at the time.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the girls’ mother, Venecia Shameer Kirkland, pay for funeral expenses.