The Irvine shooting seems to have more questions than it does answers today, one day after police shot a man they were trying to serve with an arrest warrant. The victim of the Irvine shooting is 35-year-old Ronald Williams who was being served with an arrest warrant involving lewd conduct with a child, according to WebProNews on Sept. 4.
The condition of the shooting victim, who remains in the hospital today, is unknown. Police did say he was alert and talking when transported to the hospital on Tuesday morning. Police first made contact with Williams in the parking lot of the apartment complex where he lived. It was in the parking lot where a detective shot Williams.
This is all the information released regarding the details around the shooting by police, except that a handgun was found on the scene and a fake handgun was found in Williams’ car.
A woman on the scene who reported that she babysat for William’s 3-month-old baby in exchange for a tattoo. Lisa Henry said Williams is a tattoo artist. Henry was on the scene of the shooting, but she was not injured.
Henry was in the car with Williams and she claims he did not pull out a gun. Henry met Williams three days ago and they struck up this agreement of free tattoo work for babysitting services and house cleaning.
This incident is now under two separate investigations by both the Orange County District Attorney and the Irvine Police Department. The investigations are independent of one another, which is the protocol in a shooting involving a police officer.