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Police identify alleged suspect in deadly shooting near 35th Avenue and Dunlap

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Jan 15, 2020

PHOENIX — Phoenix police say they have identified an alleged suspect in a deadly shooting that occurred near 35th Avenue and Dunlap on January 11.

Around 8 a.m. Saturday, officers were called to the area for reports of a shooting.

When they arrived on the scene, Deonsay Adams, 30, was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses reportedly told police that a gold Toyota Camry was seen speeding away just after the shooting.

Surveillance video from a Circle K store showed a partial license plate on the car, according to police. The video also shows a man exchanging words with Adams as he walked into the store.

The same man is seen entering the Camry and leaving, according to police.

The car soon returned, and the suspect was seen walking toward Adams and firing several shots.

Police tracked the vehicle to a family member of 23-year-old Sammy Antonio Williams.

Williams's photo allegedly matches the surveillance video from inside the store.

Williams has not been located, but a warrant for his arrest has been issued. He has also been charged with first-degree murder and will be held on a $1,000,000 bond when captured.

Court records show that Williams served four months in prison for aggravated DUI in 2018.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting is asked to call Phoenix police at 602-262-6151 or to remain anonymous, call Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS or 480-TESTIGO for Spanish.