Atlanta, GA – Fulton County District Attorney, Paul Howard, Jr. today announces a conviction by a Fulton County Superior Court jury of NORRIS OWENS, 25 for the October 18, 2015 murder of RANDOLPH WILLIAMSON 27.
On October 18, 2015 at 4:19 p.m. RANDOLPH WILLIAMSON drove to the Brookfield Apartments located at 3072 Washington Road, East Point, GA. WILLIAMSON went to the Brookfield Apartments to confront NORRIS OWENS for allegedly stealing a PlayStation from his car a few days prior. WILLIAMSON parked his car near OWENS and a group of friends. After parking the vehicle, WILLIAMSON exited the car and took a few steps in the direction of OWENS who then ran toward WILLIAMSON pointing a 9mm handgun in his face. According to eyewitnesses, WILLIAMSON raised both hands in the air and pleaded for his life. “Please don’t shoot. Please don’t kill me,” WILLIAMSON begged. OWENS then shot WILLIAMSON in the head at close range causing WILLILAMSON to fall to the ground. Witnesses said OWENS then stood over WILLILAMSON’S body and shot him in the chest. WILLIAMSON who was unarmed died at the scene. He was married and the father of a six-year-old little boy.
After the shooting, OWENS fled the scene and shortly afterward left the Atlanta area. He was located and extradited from New Orleans, Louisiana on November 12, 2015 by the United States Marshals Service.
NORRIS OWENS was convicted of Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Felony, and Possession of a Firearm by a First Offender Probationer. OWENS was sentenced Thursday, October 19, 2017 to Life plus five years by Fulton County Superior Court Judge, Henry Newkirk who presided over the case. The case was prosecuted by Senior Assistant District Attorney, Lauren Travis with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Scott McAfee, Fulton County District Attorney Investigator, Michael Green and Victims Witness Advocate, Roger Daye. Investigator D. Williams from the East Point Police Department served as the Lead Investigator.