Cassius Shakembe Williams

Mesquite Police

Son Of Cowboys' Legend Erik Williams Arrested In Double Murder

June 19, 2018 - 10:18 am

MESQUITE (KRLD) - The son of Cowboy's legend Erik Williams has been arrested in connection with the murder of two men in Mesquite last week. 

Cassius Shakembe Williams and Rozman Rah-saan Shannon Jr., both from Garland, have been charged in the shooting death of Jacob Bradley Hollett and Dalton James Prater.

Cassius Shakembe Williams & Rozman Rah-saan Shannon Jr.
Mesquite Police

According to TMZ, Williams is the son of the former Cowboys offensive lineman. KRLD has yet to confirm if they are related. 

Police say Williams and Shannon with the victims to buy marijuana when one of the suspects produced a handgun and demanded the drugs from Hollett. Hollett attempted to drive away and was shot numerous times, police say.

The suspect then approached Prater, who was sitting in another vehicle nearby, and shot him several times. When police arrived, they found Prater dead and Hollett in critical condition. Hollett later died at a local hospital. 

Williams and Shannon have been charged with two counts of capital murder. Their bonds are set at $1 million each. 

Erik Williams spent ten of his first 11 NFL seasons with the Cowboys. He was a three-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowler, and three-time All-Pro.