On October 12, 2020 at approximately 6:50 p.m. officers of the Abbeville Police Department responded to the area of Live Oak Manor Apartments in reference to shots being fired in the area.
Officers began their investigation and located several “spent casings” in the area. Officers were able to obtain surveillance footage from the area, which showed multiple people getting out of a vehicle and shooting weapons at another vehicle. Officers were able to identify one of the subjects shooting an AR-15 style rifle as Chaquam Williams of Abbeville.
A standard criminal history was run on Williams. It was learned that in 2018 Mr. Williams was charged with Attempted 2nd Degree Murder. That charge was later amended to Illegal Use of Weapons, and he was convicted on that charge. Mr. Williams also has been arrested and charged with other firearm related charges.
An arrest warrant was obtained for Williams for the charges of Illegal Use of Weapons or Dangerous Instrumentalities and Possession of a Firearm by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies. On October 28, 2020 officers located Williams and arrested Williams on the warrants obtained. Williams was transported to the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.
This incident is still under investigation, and more arrests are expected.