UPDATE: Murder Suspect Arrested


The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Dontavius Williams, 20, for his involvement in a murder that took place in September 2020. Williams is facing the following charges: First Degree Felony Murder with a Firearm and Armed Robbery with a Firearm Discharge.
“It was imperative for us to track down and arrest this violent criminal who, at the age of 19, committed murder,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “This arrest reflects the excellent investigative skills of our detectives who did not leave a stone unturned until this suspect was taken into custody. His cruelty has resulted in the most serious of charges and we hope a lifetime regret for the pain he has inflicted on the victim’s family as well as his own.”



The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect wanted in a September homicide.
Detectives are searching for Dontavius Williams, 19, in connection with a murder that occurred at about 2:30 p.m. on September 20, 2020. The shooting took place at the Coopers Pond Apartments, located on Fountain Mist Drive in Tampa. Williams faces a charge of First Degree Felony Murder with a Firearm if convicted.
Williams is potentially armed, so please contact HCSO if you do locate him. Do not approach him. He was last seen in the area of Hillsborough Avenue and Himes Avenue.
“No tip is ever too small when our detectives are trying to solve a case,” said Sheriff Chad Chronister. “If you have spotted Williams recently, please contact us. Every little bit of information helps and will eventually lead us to him.” 
If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Williams, you’re asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at (813) 247-8200. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers of Tampa Bay at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477).
The original release from the shooting!