Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed at 8:00 pm while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store at the intersection of Highways 21 and 97 in Hayneville.
He had responded to the store after a store employee had called to report a large gathering of people in the parking lot who refused to leave. Sheriff Williams arrived at the scene and was speaking with an occupant of a truck when a male shot him.
The male fled in the truck but later returned to the scene and turned himself in. The truck was later determined to have been stolen.