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Adrian police issue warrant for 2nd suspect in park shooting

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Adrian police have issued an arrest warrant for a second suspect linked to a shooting at a city park.

Police say Reginald Tyrece Williams is wanted for assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder and felonious assault.

Williams is 31 and lives in the city of Adrian.


Williams should be considered armed and dangerous.  If you see him or know of his whereabouts dial 911.

Williams is the second suspect police have named in the drive-by shooting at Bob and Harriet Parrish Park at Erie and South Tecumseh Streets last Thursday.

Both suspects are on the loose and considered armed and dangerous.

Police say the shooting in broad daylight involved rival gangs.

Homeowners on the East Side of Adrian fear tension is rising in their small town.

"My kids were outside when this happened,” says Benjamin Lycans, a father of five who lives across the street from the park.

On Thursday around 7 p.m., police says someone drove by the park shooting one person in the arm.  According to a witness, another person was hit in the face with a crow bar. Both are at hospitals in Toledo.

"It seems like people that don't live around here all assimilate here to bring their problems,” says Lycans.

Investigators say the violence at the park was drug-related and stemmed from an incident the day before.

"They've been known to have gang ties, yes,” says Adrian Police Chief Vince Emrick. “We've had several incidents in the past with the same group of individuals."

On Tuesday Chief Emrick announced a warrant for the arrest of 31-year-old Reginald Williams of Adrian.

Police are also searching for Jacob  Edmond.

Chief Emrick says the last homicide in his city was seven years ago and he doesn’t want another one.

"It does worry me,” says Chief Emrick. “These two groups obviously have it in for each other. And we're doing what we can to try to stop it. I've got extra officers on duty. We have unmarked cars. We have marked cars. We have people out there at the residences of these folks. We know where their friends are."

"This is unusual for Adrian, this type of activity,” says Adrian Mayor Jim Berryman.

The mayor wants to reassure residents this case will be solved.  Plus, he has a message for those hiding.

"If you are in Adrian and you commit this kind of crime, you will be caught ... and we will catch you ... And you will be prosecuted to the greatest extent the law will allow,” says Mayor Berryman. “That's not a threat, that's a promise.”

Chief Emrick says 31-year-old Reginald Williams called the Adrian Police Department 20 minutes after the news release was sent out naming him as the second suspect in Thursday's drive-by shooting at a park. Detectives tried to get him to turn himself in. He has not done that yet.

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