Ethan Williams was shot and killed throughout a visit to New York City final October and his father Jason Williams spoke up on “America Reports” and corrected what had been falsely reported in regards to the nature of his loss of life.

Williams defined that the tragedy has been informed by different news publications as a stray bullet hanging his son useless. But the Indiana father clarified that the alternate was intentional, because the 20-year-old was shot down whereas sitting along with his associates on the entrance porch of their Airbnb in Brooklyn.

“He was ambushed,” he stated. “A gunman walked up to them and fired six bullets towards them. The boys ran into the house, checked each other, made sure they were ok and someone said, ‘Where’s Ethan?’ And Ethan never got off of the step.”

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The father expressed his understanding that politics are concerned within the incident however, he pressed, the truth that his son was not killed in a random accident have to be recognized.

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“At the end of the day, my son was ambushed and murdered,” he stated. “And it could’ve been way worse. It could’ve been his friends as well.”

In a New York Post op-ed, Williams urged newly-elected mayor Eric Adams to place his marketing campaign guarantees into motion by supporting regulation enforcement and tackling New York City’s crime drawback head on.

“When someone chooses to commit a violent act against an innocent person going about their daily business, whether they’re tourists or just a regular New Yorker, the city needs to crack down,” he stated. “Eric Adams has said he is not interested in defunding the police and that he wants to keep lives safe and we’re very pleased to hear that.”

NYPD officers wear masks in Times Square. 

NYPD officers put on masks in Times Square. 
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Williams confused that the general public deserves the reality that there’s a technique to stopping crime together with detaining violent criminals as an alternative of permitting early bail.

Ethan Williams’ case remains to be an open investigation, in addition to an ongoing nightmare for his household day-after-day, his father stated.

“My wife and I were high school sweethearts and all we ever wanted to be were parents,” he stated. “Ethan was a fantastic kid… He was troubled by poverty and violence and homelessness and he wanted to help people.”

“To lose someone like him, who would’ve been an advocate for people, it’s devastating.”