Metro Police say they won’t be filing charges at this time in the Christmas day shooting death of 18-year-old Alijah Williams, on Creekview Drive. Williams was shot by 19-year-old Montarius Bean on the front porch, and then went to his car, where he died.
According to police, Montarius Bean admits to shooting Williams just after 12 noon on Christmas Day, after he claims Williams showed up at his family’s residence, kicked his way inside, and acted in a threatening manner. Bean’s sister had a child by Williams, and he was known to the family and the shooter.
According to MNPD, Bean’s mother said she told Williams to leave and began to put some of his belongings, which the family had been storing, on the front porch. During the commotion, Bean and his brother came up from a downstairs den and confronted Williams. Bean said Williams punched him and then walked to his car saying that he “had something for them.”
Bean reported that he was concerned Williams was going to arm himself. He said when Williams returned to the front porch, he fired one shot, which hit Williams in the torso. Williams reportedly then went to his car, where he was found by responding officers. He died at the scene. No gun was found in Williams’ vehicle or on his person. Bean and his brother initially left the residence, but soon returned. Bean surrendered his gun to officers.
Hermitage Precinct detectives will share the results of their investigation, when complete, with the District Attorney’s Officer for a determination as to whether charges will be placed by the DA at a later time.