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Gerald Wayne Williams biography: 10 things about David Castro shooting suspect

Gerald Wayne Williams (©Houston Police Department)

Gerald Wayne Williams (©Houston Police Department)

Gerald Wayne Williams is an African-American man. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. His nickname is Poppa. (a)
  2. In 2008, he was convicted of two counts of aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon and was given a 13-year prison sentence. He was accused of robbery in three hold-ups of Family Dollar stores. (b)
  3. In October 2020, he was released from prison. (b)
  4. On May 30, 2021, he bought a white Buick LaCrosse online through Offer Up. (a) (c)
  5. He is accused of fatally shooting David Castro, 17, during a road rage incident at around 11:00 p.m. on July 6, 2021 near McCarty Street and East Freeway in Houston, Texas, United States. He was allegedly driving a white four-door Buick LaCrosse CXL premium with round fog lights and 7-spoke rims that day. (b)
  6. Days after the road rage incident in Houston on July 6, 2021, Houston Police Department officers interviewed him and he denied that he had bought the Buick purchased online on May 30, 2021 or driven it in the last few months. One day later, the car was burned on a street near his neighborhood. (a) (c)
  7. On July 30, 2021, he was charged with murder in the shooting death of Castro on July 6, 2021. (c)
  8. On August 2, 2021, he turned himself in to the Houston Police Department headquarters on Travis Street in Houston. He was accompanied by New Black Panther Nation leader Quanell Ralph “Quanell X” Evans. A judge in Harris County Probable Cause Court set his bond at $350,000. He maintained his innocence and claimed that he was a party at the time of the shooting of Castro on July 6, 2021. (c) (d)
  9. He was 34 years old when he turned himself in to police on August 2, 2021. (c) (d)
  10. On August 3, 2021, he appeared before a judge. His $350,00 bond was temporarily revoked. (e)
  11. He will appear in court on August 6, 2021. (e)


(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)


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