ABC 22 News Team
- Alexandra Lewis
- Amber Watson
- Christian Hauser
- Elyse Coulter
- Hilary Zalla
- Kelly May
- Kristine Frazao
- Natasha Williams
- Nicole Grigg
- Rhonda Moore
- Ann Reynolds
Low: 25 Winds: N 5-10 mph
Monday: Partly to mostly cloudy at times, a bit cooler.
High: 37 Winds: NE 5-10 mph
Tuesday: Partly cloudy and cold.
High: 32 ...
Walmart Shooting Suspect's Criminal Past, Officer's Personnel File Released
MIAMI VALLEY -- We're learning more about Tuesday's (August 5, 2014) officer-involved shooting at a Walmart store in Beavercreek: the suspect's criminal past, the personnel file of one of the officers involved, and reaction about the latest developments on the weapon the suspect waved that incited the panic and the shooting.
Angela Williams, 37, of Fairborn collapsed and died of a medical condition, while the shooting incident was happening.
"She had a smile that was contagious, lit up the room," said her friend Carrie Jackson. She and Williams were both auxiliary members of the Forgotten Breed Motorcycle Club.
Williams was engaged to marry her fiance August 9 at the club's Moraine location.
"If he would have put the weapon down when they ordered him to, they'd both be alive right now," said Williams' friend Chris Mullins, about the suspect -- 22-year-old John Crawford of Fairfield -- who allegedly waved the gun inside the store.
The Ohio Attorney General's office is investigating the incident. They released information Thursday that the weapon Crawford was seen with inside Walmart was an MK-177 pellet gun made by Crosman. The product is sold at Walmart.
Crawford's girlfriend told reporters that he wasn't armed when the two of them walked into the Walmart store.
Crawford's criminal record includes a weapons violation, and dates to 2011 when he was picked up and sentenced for disorderly conduct.
"You can't take shampoo on an airplane what makes you think you can walk around a crowded store with a gun," said Carrie Jackson reacting to Crawford's actions.
In August 2013, Crawford was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and receiving stolen property. In October 2013, he was arrested for domestic violence and possession of drug paraphernalia; the domestic violence charge was dropped. He was arrested in 2012 for drug possession, and twice for that same offense in 2013.
One of the officer's involved, Sean Williams of Beavercreek Police, was hired to the force in 2005. He was involved in another fatal shooting in 2010 that was ruled as justified. He was formally reprimanded by the department in 2010 for "unbecoming conduct." His personnel record shows multiple letters of commendation for his work, and his most recent workplace evaluation shows he meets or exceeds all expectations.
"I'd say thank you for being so alert, and for doing the job that we pay you to do," said another one of Angela Williams friends, Rodney Taylor, who also had a soft spot for the man who called 9-1-1 inside Walmart.
"Bless his heart, he was the man that stood there and watched it all unfold. He did a great job as a citizen," Taylor said.
"We miss [Angela] terribly, we really do. It's left a hole in our heart, but we know there's another family besides ours that's hurting," Taylor added about the deceased suspect's family.
ABC 22/FOX 45 has also requested the personnel file of the other Beavercreek Police Officer involved in the fatal shooting.
The Ohio Attorney General's office is continuing to investigate the incident.
The Ferguson Decision
Miami Valley Crime StoppersIf you have information about a crime that has occurred, call Miami Valley Crime Stoppers at 937-222-7867 (STOP) 800-637-5735, 24 hours a day. Callers can remain anonymous.
Border CrisisGet the latest developments on the border control issue!
Chefs CornerWe often invite local chefs into our studio kitchen to demonstrate their cooking techniques and recipes. Watch those video segments on this page.
Pay It ForwardRiver Valley Credit Union, FOX45, and ABC22 recognize the good deeds of people and organizations who make the Miami Valley a better place.
Health Care ReformThe Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act sparked a new battle. Check here daily for the latest developments, locally and across the country.
Secrets Of A ThiefWe expose the "Secrets Of A Thief". Sponsored by Shiver Security.
Cool SchoolsOur children are the way of the future and it all starts with our schools. Join us as our Hilary Zalla goes inside schools around the Miami Valley to find out what cool things students and teachers are ...
Town HallJoin in as our expert panel discusses jobs in Ohio
No Text ZoneTexting While Driving Kills Thousands of People Each Year. Many More are Seriously Injured. You Can Help Make Our Roads a NO TEXT ZONE.
Washington TimesPolitics, Breaking News, US and World News.
On Time TrafficGet the latest traffic information and updates here!
School ClosingsGet the list of all closings and delays for schools and businesses within the area, and sign up for text alerts!
Save Local TVFind out how you can save local TV right here!
Raw NewsWatch raw, unedited and uncensored news stories right here!
Pump PatrolFind the lowest gas prices, check out local and national price trends, report low prices and get fuel saving tips!
Political PulseArmstrong Williams is a pugnacious, provocative and principled voice for conservatives and Christian values in America's public debates.
News LinksThese links were chosen by the newsroom for their newsworthy content. These sites enhance the news stories that aired on the newscast on the dates cited.
Menard's Around the HouseMenards Around the House how-to videos give you tips for those much needed home improvements!
On the MoveGet the latest news and more on your mobile phone!
Good MorningIt's Fun, it's fresh, the way mornings should be!
Top StoriesGet up to the minute information from across Ohio in our Top Stories section!
Your Voice. Your Future.As the country faces challenges from federal budget issues to jobs and national debt, your voice is critical to the future.
Waste WatchHow are your tax dollars being spent? Waste Watch tracks whether local, state and federal governments or any groups are using your money wisely...or wasting it.
Prices at the pump still falling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gas prices have fallen to the lowest level since May of 2009 at an average of $2.32 a gallon. That's according to Triple-A spokesman Michael Green, who adds prices have fallen 92 straight days -- which has never happened before.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 03/21/14 --
Companies that pride themselves on being eco-friendly may have conflicted
ideas between marketing with ad specialties and maintaining their green
"THE INTERVIEW" - THE EVENT
NEW YORK (AP) -- THIS was the movie that provoked an international incident?
THANK YOU NOTE CONTEST
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thanks a lot.
IN THE NEWS: MORE ONLINE HACKING
TOKYO (AP) -- Have some online outlets that have been streaming "The Interview" been hit by a new wave of cyberattacks?
Tonight on ABC 22
6:30 pm ..... ABC World News
7:00 pm ..... America's Funniest Home Videos
8:00 pm ..... Revenge
9:00 pm ..... Revenge
10:00 pm ... Revenge
11:00 pm ... ABC 22 News at Eleven
11:30 pm ... Jimmy Kimmel Live
12:30 am ... Nightline