Marcus L. Williams Arrested for Alleged Brutal Murder of Woman
UPDATE: CAPTURED! The FBI South Sound Gang Task Force, Department of Corrections Southwest Community Response Unit Officers and the U.S. Marshals led Western District of Washington Violent Offender Task Force arrested accused killer Marcus Williams this morning in Tacoma.
Lakewood Police detectives worked relentlessly for weeks to identify Williams, 24, as the man who reportedly walked into McChord Mart on the night of Oct. 14, grabbed a bottle of BBQ sauce, then stabbed owner In Choe as she tried to stop him from taking money from the cash register. DNA from the bottle and tips helped identify him.
Surveillance video released by Lakewood Police shows 59-year-old Choe tried to fight him off, but he stabbed her repeatedly. When she tried to chase him with a baton as he ran out of the store, he pushed her down and ran to a nearby vehicle that was waiting for him.
Choe walked back to the register, grabbed her keys, locked the store and then tried to leave in her car. She succumbed to her injuries in her vehicle and never made it out of the parking lot.
Williams was wanted on a warrant for first-degree murder. His alleged accomplice, 20-year-old Bonifacio Alvarez Reynolds, turned himself in Tuesday.
Original Story: Detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate 24-year old Marcus L. Williams aka ‘SAVAGE’. Pierce County Prosecutors have charged him with Robbery 1st Degree and Murder 1st Degree. Williams is accused of stabbing to death 59-year-old In Choe during a robbery at McChord Mart on October 14th. The attached video shows the attack that killed her. Detectives say Williams was identified by tips from the public and DNA on a bottle of barbecue sauce he picked up off a shelf.
Here is what I can tell you about Williams. He has gang affiliations and is known to use Meth and Marijuana and will need to replenish his supply. He doesn’t have any cash so he might commit more crimes to get money to continue his run from the law.
Williams could be in Tacoma, Federal Way or Seattle.
His criminal history includes convictions for Robbery 1st Degree, Residential Burglary Unlawful Criminal Attempt, three counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Theft 1st degree (over $5,000), four-plus counts of Theft 3rd Degree, two counts of Malicious Mischief, Reckless Burning 2nd Degree and Obstructing a Law Enforcement Officer.
Williams is 5’09”. 170 pounds. He has a tattoo of a star on his chest and the numbers ‘253’ on his left wrist. He is known to be armed and dangerous.
The second suspect surrendered yesterday. Bonifacio Alvarez-Reynolds is the accused getaway driver. He is appearing in court this afternoon.
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