Former Georgetown WR Dijon Williams arrested for first-degree murder

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

A Georgetown wide receiver has been arrested for first-degree murder. He was arrested on Monday by the U.S. Marshals in Georgia.

Dijon Williams was a suspect in a murder back in Washington, D.C. He was arrested at a private residence in Gwinnett County.

Handcuffs
Handcuffs (Photo by Unsplash/Bill Oxford)

According to the Washington Post, Williams was arrested for the murder of Nurudeen Thomas in July. The murder took place, the report said, in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington.

Thomas was reportedly shot at around 5 am on July 21st. He was shot in the hip, according to the police report, and died after arriving at a local hospital.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are limited students on campus at Georgetown. Many of the students are taking classes through Zoom.

All fall sports have been postponed. Therefore, Williams and his teammates were not on campus or practicing recently.

There was a search warrant ongoing at the residence, where Williams was arrested. The criminal investigation is ongoing.

“Georgetown University became aware of charges against Dijon Williams this evening,” Georgetown said on Monday night. “While we are working to learn more information, we will cooperate fully with any investigation and we stand prepared to offer resources to members of our community, who may be affected by this news. At this time, there are no indications that the alleged crime took place near the University.”

Williams — who is from Atlanta, Georgia — played in five games during the 2019 season. As a freshman, he made 10 appearances, including one start.

He had just three receptions for 17 yards in his collegiate career for the Hoyas, before this arrest.

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