Teen shot and killed in Henderson park

Teen shot and killed in Henderson park

There are 59 comments on the KVBC-TV story from Jul 25, 2007, titled Teen shot and killed in Henderson park. In it, KVBC-TV reports that:

“He had so much respect for me and my wife and my family and I'm going to miss him so much, I thought of him as my 3rd son”

Another young person's life is cut short by violence by Henderson. Friends say 19-year-old James Williams was shot and killed around 2:30 Tuesday morning at Roadrunner Park near Boulder Highway and Racetrack ... via KVBC-TV

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Denise

Las Vegas, NV

#1 Jul 26, 2007
james is my stepson, we are heart broken by this, he was a good kid, from a good family,We have so many questions as to what happened that morning, please if anyone knows anything come foward, help us get the shooters. James we all love you, you will by with us always. your father won't rest until they get them.
Lisa Pitts

United States

#2 Jul 26, 2007
I am so, so sorry for your loss. My niece was one of James' best friends. I pray that justice will be done. God Bless.Our prayers are with you.
Keri

Las Vegas, NV

#3 Jul 27, 2007
I live in the neighborhood that this tragedy happened in and I just want you all to know how deeply sorry we are that this has happened and pray for all of you, friends and family. I want you to know that even though I do not know any of you personally my heart goes out to you all and I also pray that these people will be brought to justice. Be strong I wish you strength.
Denise

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Aug 3, 2007
James funeral was sunday 7/29/07, it was wonderful, there was well over 200 people there, people were standing outside, i want to thank everyone, we will miss James deeply, but he's in a better place. god bless!!
ashley

United States

#6 Aug 6, 2007
to the family of this young man i am so sorry for you loss. kelly who was one of his friends is my cousin and i am greatly sorry that you had this happen to you family
Tonna

United States

#7 Aug 7, 2007
I am James mother and I would like to thank each and every one of you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. All of your kind words are of great comfort. I would like to ask that you all pray that the police can catch those responsible for destroying all of our lives. They have no idea what this has done to our entire family. James was our very special child and he took really good care of his friends and family. He will always be remembered as our one and only Jimmy. Jimmy, we love you and miss you more than you will ever know. You will always have a very special place in all of our hearts. Thanks again to everyone for everything you have done for us during our difficult time.
Schoolteacher

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Aug 11, 2007
Did anyone consider the reasons why he was shot? Okay, so he was a nice guy. But...
What was he doing in the park at 2:30 a.m.?(parents and family)
What did he do or say to make someone shoot at him?
Anonymous

North Las Vegas, NV

#9 Aug 13, 2007
Schoolteacher wrote:
Did anyone consider the reasons why he was shot? Okay, so he was a nice guy. But...
What was he doing in the park at 2:30 a.m.?(parents and family)
What did he do or say to make someone shoot at him?
how dare you.
seriously,
James was such a generous, respecting young man.
and he was at the park because it was his last day here.
he was going to leave the day he was killed.
he was at the park visiting with friends and saying his goodbyes.
and no matter what was said,
that is no reason to be shot and killed.
if words were reason enough to get you shot,
then i must say,
i believe that your cruel words would be more than enough.
you obviously did not know James,
or you would understand that a decent, caring person, who never deserved what happened to him, is now gone from the world.
and because of that, the world is now a slightly worse place.
he was one of a kind and a truly admirable person.
he could of taught you a thing or two on how courtesy.
Schoolteacher

Las Vegas, NV

#10 Aug 16, 2007
Can you please point out which of my words were cruel?
I asked a few questions. I did no name calling nor made any accusation. You said, "How dare you."
But, did you answer any of my questions?
Anonymous wrote:
<quoted text>
how dare you.
seriously,
James was such a generous, respecting young man.
and he was at the park because it was his last day here.
he was going to leave the day he was killed.
he was at the park visiting with friends and saying his goodbyes.
and no matter what was said,
that is no reason to be shot and killed.
if words were reason enough to get you shot,
then i must say,
i believe that your cruel words would be more than enough.
you obviously did not know James,
or you would understand that a decent, caring person, who never deserved what happened to him, is now gone from the world.
and because of that, the world is now a slightly worse place.
he was one of a kind and a truly admirable person.
he could of taught you a thing or two on how courtesy.
Schoolteacher

Las Vegas, NV

#11 Aug 16, 2007
Hey, Did they catch the guys who shot him?
If not, why are you posting the name of his friends? Did you ever think they might be watching, might want to come back for the witnesses? This forum might be one place the bad guys look to find names and addresses.
ashley wrote:
to the family of this young man i am so sorry for you loss. kelly who was one of his friends is my cousin and i am greatly sorry that you had this happen to you family
Friend of James

Las Vegas, NV

#12 Aug 22, 2007
Just because a name is mentioned doesn't mean they are a witness. The names were just those of friends and no addresses were given anywhere. And in response to the original Schooteacher questions, James was over 18 so he had no curfew. He lived away from home. They, James and his friends, were just hanging out in the park minding their own business when the suspects arrived. And as anonymous said, there are no words alone worth shooting someone over. There was no physical altercation of any kind to warrant a possible threat. They went away and came back shooting. I just hope that they can catch these guys. In this case, no news can't be good news. We should all be afraid.
James Mom

United States

#13 Nov 1, 2007
It has been over 3 months since James was murdered and there are still no new leads. The family is asking for help from anyone who may know anything about this tragedy to PLEASE contact the Henderson Police Dept. We have all been suffering since James was so violently taken from us. Please help our family get some sort of closure. This person/people don't deserve to breathe the same air we breathe. They have no regard for human life or peoples personal property. Someone out there knows who did this. Please come forward, we are begging for your help.
Thank you to all who have been there for us during this entire ordeal. We wouldn't have made it through this without your help.
Lots of love to all of you and please stay safe.
James Mom
rhiannon

Las Vegas, NV

#14 Nov 21, 2007
james was like my older brother.
i love him very much.
just wish this was all different.
most of all i want them to find who
did this.
james robert williams did not disevre this.
he was so nice.
an amazing person.
there are still no new leads
and we need help to try to
find out who did this.
=[
rip jamesey poo.
toni

Las Vegas, NV

#15 Dec 17, 2007
james we love you baby .
rest in peace.
D;-
rhiannon

Las Vegas, NV

#16 Dec 17, 2007
Schoolteacher wrote:
Did anyone consider the reasons why he was shot? Okay, so he was a nice guy. But...
What was he doing in the park at 2:30 a.m.?(parents and family)
What did he do or say to make someone shoot at him?
well first of all the reason why he was shot was because he doesnt take anyones shit and he doesnt like being called names especially the N word. so knowing james he would have stuck up for him self and you dont know so dont act like you do.second....he was in the effing park at 2:30 am because hmm lets see he was in his neighborhood so like just because he was out at 230 that is a reason why james should have been shot??
seriously come on .
you can get shot at sny time of day so dont blame him for all of this .
instead of talking down on james why dont you
get the wholee story and maybe you will change your mind about it if not no one cares about you opinion.
so like yea.
james wasnt the type of person to talk shit to some random person so who ever it was really really pissed him off so f uck off.
obviously you didnt know him and you dont know him.so just dont say shit unless if it is good kay thanks.
>:/
rhiannon

Las Vegas, NV

#17 Dec 17, 2007
Schoolteacher wrote:
Hey, Did they catch the guys who shot him?
If not, why are you posting the name of his friends? Did you ever think they might be watching, might want to come back for the witnesses? This forum might be one place the bad guys look to find names and addresses.
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stfu!!

do you know how many f ucking kellys he must have know and how many kellt there are in the lasvegas.

i hate your words they are so underthought,

GET A LIFE AND STOP ARGUING JAMES WAS A GOOD PERSON AND IS IT JUST SO HARD TO ACCEPT THAT JAMES DIDNT DO ANYTHING TO DESERVE THIS AND THAT YOU CAN BE A GOOD PERSON AND GET SHOT OR STABBED

jeeez.
rhiannon

Las Vegas, NV

#18 Dec 17, 2007
Friend of James wrote:
Just because a name is mentioned doesn't mean they are a witness. The names were just those of friends and no addresses were given anywhere. And in response to the original Schooteacher questions, James was over 18 so he had no curfew. He lived away from home. They, James and his friends, were just hanging out in the park minding their own business when the suspects arrived. And as anonymous said, there are no words alone worth shooting someone over. There was no physical altercation of any kind to warrant a possible threat. They went away and came back shooting. I just hope that they can catch these guys. In this case, no news can't be good news. We should all be afraid.
we all are.

D:
James Mom

United States

#19 Dec 18, 2007
Rhiannon, you must have known James pretty well. I'm not sure I know who you are but don't let someone that doesn't know anything about the situation or James upset you so much. We all know that what happened that day was not James fault. Those thugs are the only ones responsible for the horrible grief that we feel. The only reason James even spoke to those thugs was because they were robbing from homes and cars. I just hope and pray that the Henderson Police Dept. can find these guys to give us all a little bit of closure. Thanks for posting. It is always nice to hear from Jimmy's friends. We all miss him so much. His sister is suffering more than any of us know. She is still in denial that her only brother is gone. Please feel free to keep in touch. Rest in peace my beautiful baby boy. James Robert Williams 9/22/88 - 7/24/07
James Mom

United States

#20 Jan 8, 2008
Today makes 24 weeks since my beloved James was taken from us so violently. We still have no news, no suspects. We are all hoping that someone will come forward. Someone has to know something. We miss Jamesey Poo very much. Our lives are forever changed and it is senseless. These thugs that run our streets with loaded weapons need to be put behind bars. They do not deserve to breath the same air we do. My heart goes out to all those who have lost a loved one due to ignorance and violence.
Rest in Peace James. You will be in our hearts forever. I love you. Mom
Trey

Mesa, AZ

#21 Jan 21, 2008
It blows my mind that we have the forensic technology to solve crimes that happened 50+ years ago, but the police still don't have any leads on this. Someone has to know something, please come forward...

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