Victim: Rannita Williams begged her estranged boyfriend, Johnathan Robinson to stop threatening her in streamed video
A Louisiana mother who was shot dead by a former boyfriend livestreamed the fatal encounter on Facebook. Rannita Williams begged her on-again-off-again partner, Johnathan Robinson, 36, to stop threatening her in the video.
The video begins with Robinson swearing at Williams with a second male holding the phone from which the video is being streamed.
The video apparently was published on te recorder’s page as it was being shot, but has now been removed from Facebook.
Just before she is shot, Williams is heard saying “Stop, Johnathan,” she can be heard saying. “Stop, Johnathan.”
Then four shots are heard. A fifth crack comes soon after. Then a sixth.
“Stop, Johnathan,” Williams says. “Stop, Johnathan.”
The phone then appears to tumble to the floor. The screen shows the ceiling — and a shadow of a person holding rifle. Three more cracks are heard.
Robinson then appears to fire another shot out the door.
“Now, bitch. Game over,” he says as he stands over the phone. “Game over.”
Robinson [right] turns off the phone.
Police confirmed that the video was taken inside that home and that the man seen shooting is Robinson.
Robinson and Williams had broken up two years earlier, according to a relative.
Williams was reportedly in a relationship with someone else, and was happy.
Robinson showed up at Williams’ home, where he held her hostage, authorities said, according to the Shreveport Times.
As Williams streamed to a live audience via Facebook Live as a man paced behind her Thursday inside a Shreveport house, repeatedly threatening her, shots were fired. And when police officers arrested Robinson more than an hour later, they found the injured Williams inside the home.
Williams, a Shreveport native and mother of three, died before getting to a hospital.
The shooter, Johnathan Robinson, was later identified as the victim’s former boyfriend, according to police and Williams’ relatives.
Authorities say that Robinson held Williams hostage inside her home at 1301 Natalie St. as he fired shots at her.
When law enforcement responded to reports of ‘shots fired’, Robinson fired on the cops, hitting one officer in the wrist. The standoff with law enforcement lasted nearly 80 minutes.
Robinson who is being held at Caddo Correctional Center, was charged with one count of second-degree murder, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts of simple criminal damage to property and seven counts of attempted first-degree murder.
The victim’s cousin described Williams as smart and humble, according to the report. She worked as a hair dresser and interior designer, Trina Williams said.
Suspect: Johnathan Robinson shot and killed his ex, Rannita Williams, in Shreveport, La home on Thursday
Police responded to a report of shots fired at the home around 10:48 a.m., on Thursday, but officers came under fire upon arrival. At least one officer was struck in the wrist, according to reports.
The three-minute-long Facebook video captures the hostile altercation between Williams and Robinson. It has since been removed from the site.
“Now apologize b—-,” Robinson tells Williams.
The camera flips around and Williams addresses the audience.
“He y’all, this NuNu,” she says.
She offers an apology, but it’s unclear what for.
“Yes, I was wrong. I didn’t have any business going off like that,” she said.
Robinson paces behind Williams, yelling.
“I don’t give a f— about police, you hear,” he says as he walks away and opens the door to the home.
Neighbors and police in Shreveport stand outside the crime scene Thursday, after Jonathan Robinson allegedly, shot Rannita Williams at her Natalie Street residence
Six shots are fired at the door—at which point Williams begs Robinson to “stop.”
The phone tumbles to the floor, and three more shots can be heard.
“Now, b—-. Gave over,” Robinson says, standing over the phone, the Shreveport Times reports.
Police confirmed that the footage was captured inside Williams’ home.
Officers surrounded the home, and came under fire before they arrested the suspect.
Williams was found inside the residence with life-threatening injuries. She was taken to the hospital but was declared dead upon arrival.
Robinson was armed with a rifle, according to authorities.
Williams’ family members described Robinson as violent toward her in the past.
“I mean basically, I guess (he came over) to torture her. That’s the only thing I could see,” Trina Williams said. “She didn’t deserve it. Why would you even come here?”