King County Sheriff’s Office detectives on Friday (Jan. 24, 2020) released a new, edited video compilation showing suspect Billy Dawayne Williams’ movements on the night they believe he murdered a man in front of the Taradise Bar in White Center in 2017.
This video was gathered from multiple locations and enabled detectives to track Williams’ movements for several hours, right up to the murder itself.
The video shows how video evidence was used by detectives to help positively identify the suspect in this case.
Police say that at approximately 1:40 a.m. on May 5, 2017, KCSO deputies were dispatched to the Taradise Bar in White Center (9800 block 16th Ave SW; map below) in regards to a shooting. The shooting followed closely on the heels of a physical fight between females inside and outside of the bar. The shooting victim died in the street near the bar. The male shooting victim was identified as James C. Little, a 55 year old male.
Witness accounts and surveillance video in the area helped establish a suspect within a day of the initial investigation. That suspect is Billy Dawayne Williams, 32 years old. A nationwide felony warrant was issued for Williams’ arrest for Murder 1st Degree in May of 2017. The bail amount remains to be $1,000,000.
Williams has been featured as a “wanted person” on local media several times since this crime occurred. However, as of January 24th, 2020, Williams remains a fugitive at-large. Detectives believe Williams may have altered his appearance to avoid arrest. Detectives also believe Williams has either remained in or visited the Puget Sound area since this murder.
KCSO detectives are once again requesting the public’s assistance in locating Williams so he can be safely arrested for this crime.