Jai Lateef Solveig Williams, 35

Asheville, North Carolina
July 02, 2016

Agencies: Asheville Police Department North Carolina | State Bureau of Investigations SBI North Carolina

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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Police shot Williams after he threatened officers, according to authorities. Officers were responding to a report of shots being fired and found Williams in a car with a woman who was seen struggling and calling for help.

Police say Williams was seen fighting with a woman in a car. When Williams got out of the car, officers say he had an AR-15.

Tuesday, members of Black Lives Matter Asheville and other groups held a rally at the Asheville Police Department.

Family and friends say they want the truth, and continue to plan rallies and vigils until they get answers.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave, and the State Bureau of Investigations has taken over the case.

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July 2016 Rally and protest