A man who was suspected of killing his girlfriend is now accused in connection to a separate murder in New Orleans, police arrested
Sharod Williams, 36, was charged this week with second-degree murder in connection to a June murder, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Williams allegedly shot Terrance Johnson, 45, in the 1300 block of France Street on the evening of June 16.
When Williams was charged in connection to Johnson’s homicide, he was already being held at the Orleans Parish prison. He faced counts of second-degree murder, attempted first-degree rape, aggravated assault with a firearm, battery of a dating partner and possession of methamphetamine in connection to a previous incident, according to NOLA.
Cops say Williams shot and killed his girlfriend, Brianisha Caine, 35, on April 30 after he forced his way into her home to retrieve clothing, NOLA reported.
Williams allegedly put Caine in a headlock while fighting with her inside the residence, according to NOLA.
A witness who fled the home to call for help reported hearing several gunshots, NOLA reported. Williams allegedly then drove off in Caine’s vehicle. Caine was pronounced dead at the scene.
Williams was wanted in connection with Caine’s murder when he allegedly tried to sexually assault the girlfriend of a friend on June 15, the day before Johnson was shot and killed, NOLA reported.
Williams, his friend and his friend’s girlfriend were together at a home when they left to get some food, according to NOLA. Police say all three returned to the house so Williams could retrieve something inside.
The friend’s girlfriend also went inside the house to grab an item. That is when Williams allegedly attacked her, choking her until she lost consciousness, according to NOLA.
Williams’ friend entered the house and found Williams tying the woman’s hands with duct tape, NOLA reported.
He allegedly shot and killed Johnson the next day. No details were available about a motive for the shooting. Williams was arrested in connection to the rape and murder on June 23.
No bond has been set on the new murder charge. Bond on the other charges was set at $1.04 million, according to NOLA.