Man who crashed into Sanford gas pump dies after being shot in head

Police ID victim as 19-year-old Cedrick Williams

SANFORD, Fla. – A 19-year-old driver who crashed into a Sanford gas pump after he was shot in the head has died, police said.

Sanford police said Cedrick Williams died in the shooting, which was reported around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday at the BP/Circle K at the corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and 25th Street.

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According to police, officers found a black Nissan crashed into a gas pump. Police said Williams was found unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Williams was taken to Central Florida Regional Hospital, where he died, police said.

Based on an initial investigation, police said it appears a second vehicle with multiple occupants was involved in the shooting. No arrests have been made.

A store window was shattered and several evidence markers were spotted in the parking lot, but details about what led to the shooting have not been released.

U.S. 17-92 was closed in both directions in the area, but the roadway was reopened about six hours later.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the Sanford Police Department or Crimeline at 800 423-TIPS or visit www.crimeline.org. Calls made to Crimeline remain anonymous, and tips to Crimeline that lead to solving homicide cases are eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000 dollars.


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