Family pleads for mom's shooter to come forward

Posted at 5:31 PM, Jan 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 12:16:48-05

CINCINNATI – A 24-year-old woman who was shot while driving in Bond Hill earlier this month has died from her injuries, police said Saturday.

Iesha Williams, a mother of three boys, was driving north in the 4700 block of Reading Road Jan. 14 when someone in a gray sedan fired multiple gunshots at her vehicle, causing her to crash into a bus in the 4800 block of Reading, police said.

Williams was unconscious when police arrived. She was sent to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment, where she remained until she died Saturday, more than a week after the shooting.

The shooter who fired at Williams' red Chevrolet Avalanche may have been gunning for her passenger, police said. The unidentified passenger ran from the scene after the shooting, but came back momentarily to retrieve something from the truck and then ran again, Cincinnati Police Capt. Paul Broxterman said.

"If I were to make a guess, I would say that her passenger may have been the intended target," Broxterman said last week.

Police say a gray sedan – possibly a Nissan Altima -- pulled up on the passenger side of Williams' truck and the shooting started. They found two kinds of shell casings at the scene.

Police obtained surveillance video from the Metro bus Williams crashed into, as well as from area businesses. They hope it will give them to a better idea who her passenger was.

Police said shell casings have been sent to a lab that can compare them with others from other investigations.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.

Some of Williams' family members put up a memorial this past week.

"She was a very good person," Williams' cousin said. "She was always in good spirits. She was always happy. She always looked after all of us."

They asked for anyone with information to come forward.

"It's very frustrating for her life to be taken away, and we don't know why and we don't know who did this," her cousin said.

Police asked that anyone with information call them at 513-352-3542 or Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040. Tips can also be texted to Crime Stoppers by sending “CINTIP” plus a message to 274637.