Thursday, February 26, 2015

Girlfriend accused of killing the brother of Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams has died...By Cleveland Urban News.Com, Ohio's leader in Black digital news

Dana Johnson

William Williams
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Cleveland Police Chief  Calvin Williams
CLEVELAND, Ohio-Dana Johnson, 36, the girlfriend of the younger brother of
Police Chief Calvin Williams who was accused of shooting and killing her estranged boyfriend and baby daddy on Tuesday with a bullet to the head, has died, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed earlier today.

William Williams, 34, was shot and killed
early Tuesday morning at the home the couple shared on the city's largely Black east side, and Johnson had been in critical condition and on life support at a Pennsylvania- area hospital after allegedly shooting herself in the head later that day. 

A neighbor reportedly told police that Johnson had allegedly confessed to the killing right after it occurred.

The tragic incident reportedly followed a routine domestic dispute.

William Williams and Johnson had a contentious and sometimes violent relationship, according to police records, though no criminal charges were ever filed.

The estranged couple has two children together, ages 5, and 12, and the younger Williams also has another child by another woman.

Police said that Johnson fled the deadly scene and drove more than 100 miles until Pennsylvania State Police caught up with her on Interstate 76 in Brighton Township, some 36 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. She then allegedly turned the gun on herself as police approached her car, police said.