Williams remembered with a big, giving heart

Shock, disbelief and anger were felt by citizens and fellow law enforcement officers Saturday night when word quickly spread that Lowndes County Sheriff John 'Big John' Williams had been shot dead outside a convenience store in Hayneville, Ala.

Published reports state Sheriff Williams approached a vehicle about 8 p.m. Saturday parked outside the QV convenience store and asked the driver to turn down his loud music. The driver is accused of shooting the sheriff once in the head before fleeing the scene.

The suspect, now identified as 18-year old William Chase Johnson returned to the scene about...

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