PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – Phenix City police have issued a murder warrant following a deadly shooting last week.
Stephen Williams, 42, is wanted for the death of 19-year-old Quoyai Shorter Friday night.
His family now searching for answers and are struggling as they deal with this loss.
Quoyai was just days away from leaving off to college in North Carolina.
The family is hoping justice will be served, and a lesson will be learned from all of this.
A life empty is how Quashonta Preer describes life without her oldest son, Quoyai Shorter.
Days following the fatal shooting, his family left wondering why something like this would happen.
"I pray that whomever is responsible for this senseless killing will be brought to justice swiftly for the sake of the family, closure for the family, and for the community. This is senseless. Every week there has been something going on. It's time for us to stand together as a people and stop the senseless violence in the community," said Former Coach of Shorter, David Butler.
Authorities say there is significant physical evidence and statements from the scene that lead them to believe Williams shot at Shorter.
If you have any information the murder suspect, Stephen Williams, you are asked to contact police.
Williams is believed to be driving a 2003 red Ford Expedition with Alabama tag 57AG483.