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Nekima Levy Armstrong



April 4, 2018


Family of Community Activist, Tyrone Williams, Seeks Answers in His Death in Minneapolis


The family of Tyrone Williams will hold a press conference today, Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at 3:30pm at 701 Elwood Avenue N., Minneapolis, 55411.


Yesterday, April 3rd, the Twin Cities’ Community was devastated to learn of the shooting death of Tyrone Williams by an unknown assailant in Minneapolis.


Tyrone Williams was a dedicated son, a loving father, a supportive brother, a passionate activist, and entrepreneur. Tyrone spent the last several years on the front lines protesting many injustices, including police violence, white supremacy, economic injustice, and community violence. He stood with Native brothers and sisters in protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock.


“Tyrone’s death will not be in vain. His spirit for social justice will continue on and inspire us all to do even more. We must work with the children and teach them to love themselves, so they can love others. We must combat oppression against African Americans and other people of color in all its forms,” said Rosemary Nevils-Williams, mother of Tyrone Williams and community elder.


“My brother is gone. He meant so much to me, our family, his children, and our community. I want to see justice for my brother and for the authorities to find the person who did this. I’m asking the community to come forward with any information. My brother deserved to live. His death has already left a void in our community,” said Raeisha Williams, sister of Tyrone Williams.


The family is asking the community to come forward with any leads or information on who murdered Tyrone Williams.