Suspects behind Shooting of Residence in Stafford Arrested
By Public Information Officer Amanda Vicinanzo
November 28, 2018

Stafford, VA. Two suspects believed to be behind a shooting of a residence in the northern end of the county were arrested on Tuesday evening by deputies with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

On November 27, 2018, at approximately 6:11 p.m., a caller reported hearing a shot and believed a bullet entered his apartment located in the 1000 block of Providence Street. Sgt. Zotos arrived on scene and observed two subjects near a vehicle who proceeded to quickly flee on foot. He gave chase and lost sight of the subjects in the woods behind the apartments.

Units set up a perimeter and the K9 and drone teams were called out to assist with the search. Two firearms, cash, and a bag containing a substance consistent with marijuana were located in the vehicle where Sgt. Zotos first observed the suspects. One firearm returned stolen out of Prince William County.

Deputy Smith and his K9 partner, Lobo, started to track around the apartments when deputies received a report of a suspicious person in the backyard of a residence in the 200 block of Providence Street. Deputy Demirci and his K9 partner, Steele, began tracking in that location and located one of the suspects hiding in the bushes. The suspect did not comply with the deputy’s commands, so K9 Steele apprehended the suspect. The suspect received medical treatment on scene for the bite to his hip area, but refused transport. He was identified as Ekow Nkansah Adams, 22, of Dumfries.

In the meantime, detectives located a suspicious subject entering a hotel. The subject was located in the hotel bathroom and determined to be the second suspect involved in the incident. The suspect was identified as Javon Alberto Williams, 20, of Stafford County.

Both suspects were taken into custody and incarcerated at Rappahannock Regional Jail. Adams is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, obstruction of justice, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and drunk in public. He was held without bond.

Williams is charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and obstruction of justice. He was held on a $5,500 secured bond.

The Sheriff’s Office determined that the bullet entered the apartment from an apartment below. A bullet hole was found in the hallway floor of the upper apartment and in the ceiling of the lower apartment. There were three occupants in the upper apartment at the time of the shooting into the residence. No one was injured.

The incident remains under investigation.