Isaiah Steven Williams Bio – Isaiah Steven Williams Wiki
Isaiah Steven Williams, the suspect left a room at a motel in the area and began shooting at random, the statement said. The man is seen firing his rifle into the motel and then turning the gun on a car pulling into the parking lot.
Isaiah Steven Williams was 24 years old,
DETAIL OF INCIDENCE:
Authorities said that two people were killed and five injured — including two police officers — when a man armed with a semi-automatic rifle and wearing tactical gear began a seemingly random attack in Phoenix on Sunday night before killing himself.
Phoenix police identified the man on Monday as 24-year-old Isaiah Steven Williams. They said he was found to have a single gunshot wound to the head, consistent with a self-inflicted wound, although the Maricopa County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the cause of death.
It wasn’t immediately clear where Williams lived and whether he had a criminal record.
Police said Williams was wearing a ballistic vest with steel plates in the front and back, a ballistic helmet, a gas mask, and knee pads and was armed with a semi-automatic rifle along with several incendiary devices and multiple magazines for the gun.
Preliminary investigative information, along with surveillance video from nearby businesses, shows the suspect leaving a room at a motel in the area and beginning shooting at random, the statement said. The man is seen firing his rifle into the motel and then turning the gun on a car pulling into the parking lot. Two people inside that car died on the scene from gunshot wounds.
The suspect is also seen throwing a Molotov cocktail at a restaurant window. It did not ignite. At about that time, officers began to arrive and were fired upon.
Surveillance video shows the suspect’s way through the parking lot and falling to the ground. The Maricopa County Medical Examiner will determine the manner of death, but police say it appears he may have taken his own life.
The suspect was found with a rifle, several magazines, incendiary devices, a gas mask, and a helmet nearby.
Three bystanders around the shooting scene were injured by flying gunfire, treated at hospitals, and released.