Warrant issued for man connected to fatal shooting at a large block party

Davares Williams is considered armed and dangerous

Davares Williams

ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police have issued a warrant for a man’s arrest who police say is connected to a November shooting that left 1 dead and multiple injured.

Detectives obtained the arrest warrant for Davares Williams, 30, in April for the triple shooting.

According to police, Williams is charged with second-degree murder. Officials are offering up to $5,000 for information leading to his arrest.

Orlando police said the shooting happened around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 3 during a gathering on Polk Street and Benson Avenue. Lil Kirk Jay Willis Jr., 30, died and two other people were injured, a news release said.

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Authorities released multiple 911 calls made by residents in the area who begged for police to shut down the party.

Records show the calls started at 11:53 p.m. on Nov. 2.

“I’m calling about whatever this street party is with both sides of the street with cars and people walking and still coming. Ma’am, it’s almost midnight and I can here that music in my house,” another neighbor said.

She asked the operator if anything could be done.

“I don’t know, ma’am. I can get an officer out there though,” the operator replied.

Another resident called at 12:38 a.m. and a fourth dialed 911 at 1:31 a.m. Records show those two were the last calls placed before witnesses began reporting gunfire.


If you have any information that may aid investigators in finding Williams you’re asked to contact Crimeline by calling 800-423-8477.

Authorities urge residents not to approach Williams or attempt to apprehend him.

Officials said Williams is considered armed and dangerous.