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Inglewood: Otis Owen Williams, 32

August 25, 2009 | 10:17 pm
The location of Otis Williams' shooting. Otis Owen Williams, a 32-year-old black man, was shot several times in the 2600 block of West 109th Street in Inglewoodand died Friday, Aug. 21, according to Los Angeles County coroner's officials.

Williams was sitting on his front porch when he was approached by a person and shot several times, said Ed Winter, a spokesman for the coroner's office.

The incident occurred about 2:55 p.m., and Williams was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead at 4:32 p.m., Winter said.

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Baby I miss you so so much, words can't explain the pain that me and Dwight are going through. Our son will forever long for you. We needed you, and someone has took you from us.

damm...what the hell kind of report was this?...Im 26---do I got a future in LA?...damm...youd think by the time you get a certain age you could be cool from somebody walkin up on you out of no where n blastin u off the earth...whats the story on this one..could you---the wife tell us if he was a gang banger--ex banger---blood crip---or just a regular black guy like myself----whats his story---?...the public need to know

Otis, known to "ME" as Pizzle. We are childhood friends that grew up together in Inglewood. I was there at the hospital when the doctor gave the family the news. I immediately felt empty inside. The non-sense that lead to this has me angry. The memories that I have to cherish makes me smile. Your BRIGHT smile, your LOUD voice, your ARROGANTNESS that we all came to love, you will be missed but never forgotten.


Another good one has been taken. GOD REST HIS SOUL.

I met Otis through a very close friend of his, which I am thanful to god for giving me the opportunity to meet and spend the time with him that we did!!!! The moments were MORE then GREAT! The FEELINGS were UNDESCRIBEABLE and UNSPEAKABLE!!! The MEMORY of what we had will ALWAYS be UNFORGETABLE!! He is and was a strong, smart, attractive man that we all adored in many different ways and defintly will miss and never forget!! You made a comfortible warm space in my heart that will reflect and change my life for ever...R~I~P our friend. Your spirit will now look after and be with all of us >>!!!!!

He was a Father, Friend, Son, and Brother. He is loved and missed by many. I am disappointed that a precious life taken is only worth a miniature blurb in the paper. Why should less serious, more sensational celebrity based stories receive more exposure?
The love you had for Tasha and your son should be an inspiration to other black men in your community. We lost another one of the good ones to senseless violence.
My Condolences to: Tasha, Dwight, and all of Otis’s Family and Friends.

Damn I'm an old co worker of Otis he was the highlight of the day making me laugh with our inside jokes can't believe your gone I'm happy that I can say I knew u u were hella coo pep well rip ur in the hands of god to all the friends in family ill keep y'all in my prayers everything happens there was a reason that god took his child home

~Love Always Ashley

This is the tale of two mothers and now four sons. Two mothers I know personally are now connected by the death of their sons to violence in Los Angeles. What hurts the most is there are no real answers to this senselessness. Even if the killers or shooters are caught, and the truth is revealed, the bottom line would be why? Why was this only perceived course of action? I feel sorry for the killers, that an old fashion fist fight or a card or b-ball game would not suffice and change this outcome. Such anger and pain, over what? Just walk away, move away and leave it be. Our black males are the target, and too many times by our OWN. That cold harsh bullet has too many black names on the label that may spray at anytime, any place or at any opportunity. I was at the Otis' Funeral today and Darnell's 2 years ago. The impression I got from both families present was that both young men were basically good, with big hearts, trying to live life and make some thing out of a difficult situation. They loved their respective families, they loved their Mothers, and their families loved them both immensely. At both funerals, I looked at both Moms, (both Moms hard working individual) and saw true pain and disbelief the loss of a son, but not just one son each, two sons each. Why is this happening, where are the answers?
I could write more, but ... Something should be done, I have attended 2 funerals for 2 Moms that lost 4 Young, vibrant, black males to nonsense, and it just is not right.

this man was like my big brother. I miss you bro

We miss you Otis...wish you could have been here for our son's 7th birthday. He just finished football and scored so many touchdowns, he would ask me, "do you think dad saw those". lol I know you would have me sending you videos...wish we could sit on your lap one more time and hug you. Love tascha and dwight

i woul like to say, we always blame God when people die from people actions. the God i serve he dosent take he give life. that person or persons who killed Otis that was a Demon out of hell.Mr Otis is at peace ,no more worries of this crazy world. TO BE ABSENT FROM THE BODY IS TO BE PRESENT WITH THE LOARD. i didnt no Mr Otis im sure he must have been a very good man and father. R-i-P MR. OTIS.


Otis I could be driving down the street and a flash will just come back to me and the pain is will hit me "Otis isn't here". Me and D miss you so much. I keep your number in my phone and staring at it gives me comfort. I'm finally getting to the stage that people can ask me about you and I am able to answer without needing to take the day off. I miss you so much.

Merry Christmas Otis..I got the gumball machine for


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