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Updated: 7:51 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014 | Posted: 1:24 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014

Fund for kids of woman who died in Walmart incident

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Visitation for Angela Williams, Fairborn, Aug. 11, 2014 photo
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Visitation for Angela Williams, Fairborn, Aug. 11, 2014
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Walmart in Beavercreek where fatal shooting happened
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John H. Crawford III.

By Breaking News Staff


Donations are being collected to benefit the four children of Angela Williams, the woman who collapsed and later died during the Aug. 5 officer-involved shooting at the Beavercreek Walmart.

Williams' funeral was Tuesday in Fairborn. The 37-year-old nurse left behind three sons and a daughter.

In her obituary, the family suggested memorial contributions to SICSA, the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals, at

Also, Williams' friends and co-workers have established a fund to benefit her children through Wright-Patt Credit Union, in care of the Angie Williams Memorial Fund.

Monday, Aug. 12:

UPDATE at 10:45 a.m.:

The funeral for Angela Williams was held at 10:30 a.m. today at Belton-Stroup Guneral Home in Fairborn. Williams was inside the Beavercreek Walmart at the time of an officer-involved shooting last week. She collapsed and later died.

An estimated 60 to 70 vehicles and several motorcycles were outside the funeral home during the service. Williams was to marry a member of the Forgotten Breed Motorcycle Club.

Monday, Aug. 11:

UPDATE at 5 p.m.:

Several members of the Forgotten Breed Motorcycle Club arrived at the Belton-Stroup Funeral Home in Fairborn this afternoon to take part in the visitation for Angela Williams.

She was supposed to marry a club member.

Williams, 37, collapsed while running from the chaos inside the Walmart the night of the police officer-involved shooting of John Crawford III.

Williams was pronounced dead at Soin Medical Center that same night.

The visitation is to end at 8 tonight. Her funeral is Tuesday morning, at the funeral home, at 10:30.

UPDATE at 2 p.m.:

Funeral arrangements for John Crawford III have been set.

Visitation for Crawford will be 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Inspirational Baptist Church in Cincinnati. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m.

UPDATE at 1 p.m.:

The family of John Crawford III, the man killed in an officer-involved shooting in Walmart last week, held a news conference today.

Crawford's father, mother, other family members and family friends were at the conference.

John Crawford II said his son was an only child, a high school graduate and an active father of two sons. Crawford's father described him as a loving son and grandson and the "typical 22-year-old." He said his son was not a monster, and that there is no doubt in his mind that his son will be vindicated.

The family is asking th community support, and asked for everyone with withhold judgment until the investigation is complete.


The family of John Crawford III, the man killed in the Aug. 5 officer-involved Walmart shooting in Beavercreek, "vehemently disagrees" with preliminary reports that the shooting was justified.

That's according to a statement released Sunday announcing the family will hold a press conference on Monday at the Dayton office of Attorney Michael L. Wright.

State and local authorities are probing the incident in which 22-year-old Crawford was fatally shot by police after he refused to put down a pellet gun inside the Pentagon Boulevard Walmart.

A Fairborn woman, 37-year-old Angela Williams, also died inside the store as a result of an apparent medical emergency she suffered while running from the incident with her 9-year-old daughter.

According to the family's statement, Crawford's parents John Crawford Jr. and Tressa Sherrod are calling for support from local political and church leaders.

The family has not been shown surveillance video of the incident and has many unanswered questions.

"The family is overwhelmed with shock and grief as a result of their loss," according to a statement from Attorney Michael L. Wright. "Facts have not been fully disclosed, they are still seeking answers to explain the exact circumstances surrounding John's death at the hands of two Beavercreek police officers."

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