Man killed in drive-by shooting

By: Shalah Sasse Email
By: Shalah Sasse Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock, September 30, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Richmond County Investigators need your help finding a murder suspect. They say 30-year-old Tameika Murphy killed an Augusta man all over a few dollars.

25-year-old Marquez Williams died after being shot last night in a drive-by shooting at East Augusta Commons off of East Boundary Street. Investigators said Murphy was driving the vehicle when shots were fired.

"I was in the house and I just heard a whole bunch of gun shots and when I came outside, he was reaching out for somebody and then somebody ran up to him and just fell on top and both up hit the ground and then everybody called the ambulance and he was just on the ground crying," Shalonda Williams said.

When deputies arrived Saturday night at East Augusta Commons, they found Williams laying on the ground with several gun shot wounds.

"Everybody was just like, what's going on? What's happening? What all this for? Just like why?" Shalonda said.

It was a drive-by shooting, with Williams as the target. He was taken to MCG, and died there a few hours later.

"He had just come home from work like two hours before that and he was just chilling with his baby mama and he was walking down the street and it was just a whole bunch of commotion," Shalonda said.

Investigators said this is not a domestic case, but an argument over a small amount of money that went too far.

"From what we understand, this is a dispute over ten dollars. The suspects in this case were owed ten dollars by the victim for whatever reason he has not paid them ten dollars," Inv. Tom Johnson said.

According to investigators, a 2005 Ford Focus pulled up to the apartment Williams was in. He came outside, walked up to the car, and several shots were fired.

"Mr. Williams then took off running through the buildings, the vehicle then pursued Mr. Williams, more shots were fired, and the vehicle was then seen leaving the apartment complex," Johnson said.

The car was driven by 30-year-old Tameika Murphy. She is now wanted by Richmond County, for charges of murder.

"We do know other people were in the vehicle at the time and they may possibly be the shooters," Johnson said.


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  • by Mrs. B. Williams on Jan 12, 2010 at 08:44 PM
    MARQUEZ WAS MY HUSBAND EVERYDAY I THINK OF THE TIME WE SHARED ME AND MARQUEZ WAS TOGETHER THE OF BEFORE HIS DEATH HE TOOK HIS DAUGHTER CHARLISE TO THE STORE TO BUY HER SOME CANDY AFTER THEY CAME BACK MARQUEZ WAS JUST STARING AT ME WITH A LOOK I HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE A SADDNESS LOOK I KNOW I WAS PACKING TO GO TO NORTH CARLIONA AND HE DIDN'T WANT ME TO GO. BUT NO THIS WAS A KIND OF LOOK I NEVER SAW FROM MY BABY QUEZ AS HE PRECEEDED TO GO OUT THE DOOR WE HUGGED AND I SAID QUEZ DON'T GO HE SAID BABY I WILL BE BACK TO HELP YOU PACK I BE RIGHT BACK BABY DADDY LOVES YOU AND THATS THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM ALIVE. EVERY BODY KNOWS IT WAS ALWAYS QUEZ N BRANDISC THE BOTTOM KING AND QUEEN I MISS MY BABY QUEZ SO MUCH SORRY I HAVE TO BRING THIS TO A END BUT GOD AND JESUS LOVE QUEZ MORE AND HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW WATCHING ME AND HIS KIDS FROM HEAVEN... QUEZ IS ALWAYS HERE WITH ME BUT HE'S A GHOST I THINK HE HAVEN'T CROSS OVER YET GOD BLESS HIS HEART.
  • by judy Location: georgia on Jan 11, 2009 at 02:51 PM
    I am Marquez williams aunt.I no longer get a knock at my door from marquez just leting me know he's ok or seen how everybody doing he is greatly mised justice needs to be served.
  • by FE Location: NJ on Oct 16, 2007 at 11:23 AM
    I am also a child hood friend of Tameika and I don't think that she did this either. Meika is a sweet girl who loves her kids andwould never put them in a position that she would not be able to care for them Meika whereever you are know that we are praying for you.. we were best friends and grammar school but I am your sister still
  • by no name Location: new jersey on Oct 4, 2007 at 02:42 AM
    my prays go out to tha victims family! but more so tha supect!because i know her and her family! tha tamieka i know will never do something like this in her right mind! now if she really had something to do with this mans death may god forgive her. but personally i dont think she did this! but if i was a female and some crazy dude is in my car shooting and tell me to drive i think i would listen to tha guy with tha gun in fair of my own life! maybe he kiddnapped her and made her drive tha car! because i still don't know who he was fighting with before tha shooting or who he owed tha 1o dollors to?
  • by Val Location: Thomson on Oct 2, 2007 at 09:35 AM
    It's all so sad,A life wasted for 10 bucks.Education is really needed.With education everthing else becomes easy.
  • by gina Location: georgia on Oct 1, 2007 at 07:47 PM
    This is a shame. What has it solved? He's dead and who the heck they think they going to get the $10 from. I wonder do they think they are smart? They are very stupid. Be nice if she could get the death penalty for this.
  • by jack scott Location: augusta on Oct 1, 2007 at 07:05 PM
    Another drug/welfare *** baby killing another--just like the Snoots!!
  • by mary Location: augusta on Oct 1, 2007 at 11:46 AM
    I hate thugs. Instead of killing someone over $10, why don't they get some education so they can earn $100,000?
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