Lawrence police arrest man after deadly shooting


Antawin Williams

LAWRENCE, Ind. — Police have a man in custody after a deadly shooting in Lawrence Friday afternoon.

The Lawrence Police Department said the shooting happened in the 11000 block of High Grass Drive.

George Oakley, 70, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition where he later died. The department said they had a suspect — identified as 31-year-old Antawin Williams — in custody.

Police say both men were staying at the residence where the shooting occurred, and he shooting was a result of an ongoing dispute between the two.

Williams has been preliminarily charged with murder. The Marion County Prosecutor’s Office will make final charging consideration in the next few days.

NOTE: After speaking with family members at the scene, police originally reported that both men were extended family members. On Tuesday, police issued a correction stating that they are not actually related.

“We sincerely apologize for our initial misunderstanding of this detail,” Deputy Chief Gary Woodruff said in a release.

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