Police identify suspect in Grays Ferry bystander shooting death

Police have identified a man they say is responsible for Friday’s shooting death of innocent bystander Clarice Douglas.

Douglas was shot in the head and back around 2:30 p.m. as she walked on the 1500 block of Corlies Street in Grays Ferry and inadvertently ended up in the middle of a gunfire exchange between two men.

Investigators today issued an arrest warrant for one of those men, 28-year-old Shekinah Williams of the 2100 block of Sears Street. He is described as a 5-foot-3-inch, 125-pound black male with black hair and brown eyes.

A second man was also wounded in the incident and taken to the hospital by private ambulance. He has not been charged with Douglas’ death.

The news comes the same day City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and state Sen. Anthony Williams announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the suspects’ arrest.

Anyone with information on Shekinah Williams’ whereabouts is asked to call 911, dial the Homicide Fugitive Unit at 215-686-3068 or submit a tip online or through 215-686-TIPS (8477).