Police ID baby, 2 women killed in shooting

Police close down several roads in Northwest Jacksonville for 6 hours

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – An infant boy, his mother and another woman were killed in a shooting Sunday night on Cleveland Road in a parking lot across the street from the Cleveland Arms Apartments, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Two other people were also shot.


JSO Director Ron Lendvay said the first call came in just after 6 p.m. A short time later another call came in from the fire station that reported multiple people shot in a car.

Police said one woman was dead in the car and a second woman, a man and an 11-month-old baby were taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where the boy and woman died. 

The boy has been identified as Tedashi Williams. His mother, 22-year-old Kadejah Williams, was also killed, along with 18-year-old Xacia Burnem.

"I heard gunshots. After the second round, I came to check on my family because we stay out here," a neighbor told News4Jax. "I came out here, and I saw a lot of people around, a body on the ground. It was crowded and everybody was just screaming, 'She got shot; she got shot.'"

Burnem's mother, Pamela Williams, said she's heartbroken for the loss of her daughter and the other victims.

"My heart goes out to that family," Williams said. "It's just sad that these people lost their lives, including my daughter. This baby didn't even have a chance. It’s just sad. My heart goes out to that family."

Shortly after the shooting, another woman walked into the hospital with a gunshot wound, but police said they are not sure if that was connected.

"It's a sad day for Jacksonville," Lendvay said. "It's a sad day for everyone who lives in this area, and it's a sad day for those that are out here investigating this terrible crime."

Officers said the violence began after an argument, but they haven't figured out what the argument was about. Police closed off Cleveland Road, Moncrief Road and Myrtle Avenue for about six hours during the investigation.

Williams said Burnem was a student at SALTech Charter High School and was supposed to be going to the fair Sunday, so she doesn't know why she was in a car at a food store on Cleveland Road when the gunfire began.

"I don't know what happened from going to the fair ... and ended up with her being killed," Williams said. "I'm hearing different stories. I don't know the real story .... Heard a story that a fight broke out and all these people got killed."

Williams said her 19-year-old son, Bilaal Shaw, was killed in 2009. She said that case was never solved.

Williams said she fears Burnem's case will not be solved, either, unless someone comes forward with information.

Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS.

The community will be holding a candlelight vigil Monday night in honor of all the recent victims of violence. The vigil will be at the Simons-Johnson Park at 3700 Moncrief Road.

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