Carlos Lamar Williams, killed in shooting. (CCSO photo)
UPDATE: The Lake City Police Department received an anonymous call of gunshots at Wayne Drive Apartments, 1442 NW Wayne place. The call was made on Friday, July 27, at approximately 6:24 p.m.
Sergeant Larry Shallar responded to the location to discover residents directing him toward a wounded person at the apartment complex. The residents were also pointing to a vehicle leaving the scene stating, “That’s them.”
The victim, Carlos Lamar Williams, 31, was transported from the scene by a lifeguard rescue unit. However, due to injuries sustained from gunshots, Williams was pronounced dead by medical staff at Lake City Medical Center.
The suspects, La’Quanza Dontya Gee, 28, a black male, of 193 Johnson Ave. Live Oak, and Leonard Shundel Goodman, a black male, 32, of 1548 W 17th St. Jacksonville, fled the apartment after the shooting. They ran to the neighboring complex, Greentree Apartments, and carjacked at gun point a white Acura and fled the area.
Sergeant Larry Shallar ,while responding to the call at Wayne Drive Apartments, observed the suspects leaving the area and pursued them. The suspects traveled at speeds of 40 mph through the City. As the vehicle approached the city limits, Sergeant Shallar contacted the Columbia County Sheriff’s office, and Deputies took the lead position in the pursuit. The suspect continued to travel at approximately forty mph onto Old Country Club Road. The suspect turned on S.E. Lanvale Street and slowed to approximately twenty 20 mph but continued to flee. Columbia County Deputies performed the Pursuit Intervention Technique (P.I.T.) maneuver to stop the pursuit. The vehicle driven by the suspects left the roadway and crashed into a fence.
Through the course of the investigation is has been learned, Gee and Goodman came over to the apartment of Horace Powell. In the apartment with Powell was Carlos Lamar Williams and Tarvares Livingston. Shortly after the arrival of Gee and Goodman an argument started. The argument escalated and gunfire erupted. Multiple rounds were fired. One of the rounds, went through a wall and ricochet and struck Tavares Livingston in the eyebrow area. Livingston, 30, was in the kitchen area during the incident. Powell received injuries to the back of his head during the incident from being “pistol whipped” (struck by the butt of the gun).
The suspects were taken into custody. Discovered with the vehicle was a bag of cocaine weighing approximately 200 grams, with a street value of more than $20, 000. The cocaine was taken into evidence. The vehicle driven by the suspects was taken into custody and being held for investigation.
The Lake City Police Department Criminal Investigations Division responded along with the State Attorney’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. At this time the investigation is ongoing.