Warrants signed for suspect after shooting over a debt

Wanted: Nathaniel Williams Jr. (Source Florence Police)
Wanted: Nathaniel Williams Jr. (Source Florence Police)

FLORENCE, KY (FOX19) - Florence Police are currently obtaining an arrest warrant for a Covington man after they say he shot a person over an outstanding debt Monday afternoon.

At 4:00pm, Florence Police was called to the Heritage Inn on Commerce Drive for a report of a shooting. They found a 34-year-old male shot in the stomach. He was transported to University Hospital where his current condition is unknown.

According to police he was meeting with 27-year-old Nathaniel Williams Jr.  who was staying at the hotel in a different room. Williams went to the victim's room to retrieve an undetermined amount of money. There was an altercation between the two and Williams pulled out a small caliber revolver and shot the victim in the stomach.

The Florence Police SWAT team was called to the scene to search the suspect's room, but he fled the scene.

Officials are in the process of obtaining an arrest warrant for Nathaniel Williams Jr. for attempted murder. He is described as a black male who stands at 5 feet 10 inches, thin build.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Florence Police Department at 859-647-5420 or Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

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