Suspect arrested in shooting death of community activist Tyrone Williams

Sid Brady Strickland Green
Sid Brady Strickland Green MPD

A suspect wanted in connection to the April 3 shooting death of community activist Tyrone Williams was arrested on Monday, according to jail records. Sid Brady Strickland Green III, 27, who has been charged with shooting Williams, has had a warrant out for his arrest since April.

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The sealed warrant, issued in Hennepin County District Court, charged Green with second-degree murder, according to jail records. Green’s bond has been set for $1 million. Jail records also show that Green has been charged with forgery with intent to defraud.

Williams, 33, was a beloved community activist, father of four and brother of former City Council candidate Raeisha Williams. Five days before he was shot, he stood before a community forum calling for an end to police brutality and gun violence among African American males.

Tyrone Williams at the above mentioned public safety forum on March 28, 2018 Chris Juhn/MSR News

Tyrone Williams was killed just steps away from his mother’s Northside home and spent the day surrounded by family, rapping a Dr. Seuss book to his children.  The shooting sparked outrage and sadness from many in the community, including activist and former Minneapolis mayoral candidate Nekima Levy-Pounds and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey.

The fallen community activist had recently launched Black Coalition, a clothing line which offers hoodies, tees and other items featuring empowering messages. To honor his memory and activism, family and friends recently relaunched the line and gathered to celebrate his memory at a fashion show on May 24 at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Club.

Rosemary Nevils-Williams, the mother of Tyrone Williams, holds a photo of suspect Sid Brady Strickland Green at a May 15 press conference. Chris Juhn/MSR News

 

The MSR will follow this story as more news develops.