TySean Williams’ grandmother is speaking out about the death of her grandson, saying that he died protecting her. According to ABC News, Pearl Williams, TySean’s grandmother, was attacked by two armed men when her grandson came to her aid.
As reported by the Democrat & Chronicle, Pearl watched as her 15-year-old grandson, TySean Williams, came rushing to her aid when two armed men broke into their home looking for someone else. “He did everything he could, he was saving me, he was so small, he was saving me,” said Pearl Williams. TySean lived with Pearl at her Adams Street home.
According to WHEC Rochester, police say that TySean was shot several times just before 9:00 pm last Wednesday. They continued on to say that the suspect knocked on the door of the home and then opened fire on the teen. From there, he was rushed to Strong Hospital and taken directly into surgery where he was later pronounced dead.
The Democrat & Chronicle reported that friends of TySean have started a petition in TySean’s name that addresses gun violence in the Rochester community. Pearl says that she is grateful for the petition. She began to recall the events that took place, saying that both TySean and herself had only been home for an hour.
“The door was unlocked and I heard the knock. I saw the bottom lock start to shake. I said ‘Who is it?’ and I tried to lock it, then they pushed the door and I was pushing back and I said ‘Oh god, oh god, help me, help me, oh god,’ and there was two of them and one of me.
“The one with the gun got his hand through the door and pointed the gun at me, that’s when my baby ran out of his room and he pushed the guy with the gun into my cabinet, and he pushed him so hard I thought I heard a crack, but when TySean turned around to see if I was okay the guy kind of got his composure… and he pushed TySean into my stove and he got his gun and he went ‘bang, bang, bang’ and he shot him. And he pushed the door again and shot him again.”
Two men have since been arrested and charged with shooting and killing TySean Williams. Pedro Diaz, 18, and Taiquan Elmore, 22, both have been charged with second-degree murder, and both men have pleaded not guilty.
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