Anguilla man dead after home invasion

Published 11:00 am Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Authorities continued searching this morning for four men believed to be involved in a Saturday night home invasion in Rolling Fork.

Four men entered Eric Williams’ home on Central Avenue and held his family hostage before apparently shooting him through the right eye, according to Sharkey County Coroner Angelia Eason in published reports Sunday.

Williams, 39, was found in the carport of his home. He was pronounced dead around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

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Investigators have said four men entered the victim’s home and assaulted Williams’ girlfriend. Three young children were inside at the time of the attack. They were not injured.

Williams’ girlfriend said that whoever killed Williams identified themselves as police when they came in the house.

Williams’ body was transported to Jackson for an autopsy, according to WLBT 3.