November 9, 1996
December 31, 2019
Age at Death:
Malik Williams, of Bothell, Washinton, was born in 1996 to Marvin Walker and Contessa Williams. He also had a sister, Monique Phelps. Malik had been in a wheelchair since he was 14. Although in a wheelchair, Williams who attended Highline College, played on adaptive recreation basketball teams.
Police officers responded to a disturbance 911 call around 12:15am on December 31 at an apartment complex. Malik and a female were sitting in a car in the parking lot of the complex. The officers said that when they encountered Williams he was uncooperative so they called for backup. Police claim that they were shot at, resulting in 7 officers firing multipe rounds into the vehicle including at least one stray bullet being fired into the apartment complex. 84 shell casings were found on the ground after the shooting. Reports are mixed on if Malik Williams fired upon the police and the family claims that the video available has been altered from what they were originally shown.
Was justice served?
As of February 2021 justice has not been served. The seven officers involved were placed on administrative leave. The officers were not convicted of murder or sentenced to prison.