Missing murder suspect shoots himself after being found by police

MACON, GA – In a dramatic turn of events, the search for four men who escaped from a Georgia jail on October 16 led officers to discover a murder suspect who had been missing for over seven months. The breakthrough occurred when the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force acted on a tip regarding potential information about the escapees.

Upon arriving at a Macon apartment, officers were met with gunfire as someone shot through the door. Bibb County Sheriff David Davis confirmed that when a SWAT team intervened, they found a wounded man inside. The woman who led them to the injured individual identified him as Christian Demond Williams, who had reportedly shot himself. Williams is currently in critical condition after being transported to a Macon hospital. Importantly, no officers discharged their weapons during the encounter.

Christian Williams had been missing since March 5, the night before he was scheduled to stand trial for a murder charge stemming from the 2021 shooting death of a man at a Macon convenience store. Surveillance footage had captured Williams being attacked at his home’s front porch by two men, a night before his trial.

Both Sheriff Davis and District Attorney Anita Howard expressed skepticism about the kidnapping narrative initially provided by Williams. They pointed out that the battery on his electronic ankle monitor had failed, and the bail bonding company had neither alerted authorities nor instructed Williams to charge it. Court records indicate that Williams is now representing himself, having parted ways with his previous attorney, who did not respond to inquiries.

Authorities also took action against Mykia Mynesha Williams, arresting her on charges of aiding an escape. Whether she has any relation to Christian Williams or legal representation remains uncertain.

The jailbreak saga, involving another murder suspect and four escapees, had previously dominated headlines in middle Georgia. The escapees have been identified as Joey Fournier, Marc Kerry Anderson, Johnifer Dernard Barnwell, and Chavis Demaryo Stokes. The possibility of Christian Williams’ involvement with the escapees is now under investigation.

In recent developments, a blue Dodge Challenger, believed to have played a role in the escape, was found abandoned in a Macon supermarket parking lot. Authorities traced the vehicle following leads, and investigators suspect it was used to aid the men’s escape.

Sheriff Davis emphasized the department’s unwavering commitment to apprehending the escapees, promising, “We’re going to get you.” A combined reward of $73,000 has been offered for information leading to the capture of the inmates, with the sheriff’s office, FBI, Macon Regional Crime Stoppers, and the U.S. Marshals Service all contributing to the reward fund.