39-count indictment in deadly April rampage
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A violent April crime spree has led to the indictment of a New Orleans man on 39 criminal counts, including one count of first-degree murder, three counts of attempted first-degree murder and 13 counts of attempted second-degree murder.
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office said 25-year-old Charles Williams Jr. was indicted Thursday.
Police said Williams went on a violent rampage including gunfire and car chases after arguing with a woman on April 22. Cannizzaro’s news release says Williams is charged in the shooting death of 28-year-old Ricky Goins. Another shooting victim was a police officer.
Williams also faces armed robbery counts for five carjackings.
His bond was set at just under $4 million.