Family of Harrisburg homicide victim speaks out: “Turn yourself in”

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Police identified the victim who was killed in an armed robbery on Sunday. They say 23-year- old Xavier Williams was a block away from his home when he was fatally shot.

Police say Williams was returning from the corner store down the street at 4:30 p.m. when he was shot on the 1200-block of Kittatinny Street.

His family says Williams was studying to earn his GED at Harrisburg Area Community College, and he had a young daughter.

Police say Williams made it to the doorway of a friend's home and he was able to speak to them about the shooter before he died at Hershey Medical Center.

"I opened up the back door, he fell in, he hit my kitchen floor," says his friend Taneisha Davis. "I saw blood everywhere, so I lifted his shirt and I realized, he was shot."

His family set up a memorial at the scene.

"To wake up and it's not a dream, this is real life, they need to wake up, they need to wake up," says Williams' cousin. "The community, these little punks running around here doing whatever they want to do, I'm sick and tired of it."

2 comments

  • howard the duck

    So what youre saying is he was killed from the lack of a father? There are plenty of fatherless children who havent grown up to be murderers or murdered them selves. You can chalk up anyones behavior to lack of parenting, sometimes ppls bad choices are of their own choices and decisions and lifestyle. Its time to stop making excuses and accept responsability.

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