The suspect arrested for allegedly shooting a woman to death and engaging in a gun battle with police at a Bohemia motel room is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning before Judge James Hudson at criminal court in Riverhead.
Stoker Olukotun Williams, of Bay Shore, was indicted by a grand jury last Thursday on eight counts and is being held without bail, according to the district attorney's office. The shooting happened at the MacArthur Inn on Veteran's Highway on September 7.
“He took the life of a 24 year old woman, and he tried to kill the pair of police officers who responded to the call for help,” said District Attorney Thomas Spota in a statement Wednesday morning. “It appears Williams’ .9 millimeter handgun may have jammed shortly after he opened fire on the responding officers.”
When the officers returned fire, the defendant
was shot in the arm and received treatment for his wound at a local
hospital, according to the DA.
The victim, Chalece Cunningham, 24, was found on the floor of motel room, dead of a single gunshot to the head, according to the police.
Spota is expected to release more information about Williams' charges at a press conference following the arraignment at 9:30 a.m.