OKC Grandmother Speaks Out About Granddaughter’s Shooting Death

Wednesday, October 27th 2021, 6:28 pm
By: Jennifer Pierce


An Oklahoma City grandmother urged her granddaughter's killer to surrender to police Wednesday. She wants justice for 20-year-old Bureisha Williams’ shooting death from Sunday.

Oklahoma City police have not arrested anyone in connection to Williams’ death but continue to investigate. Her family said they believe they know who the shooter was and said he allegedly sent Williams threatening text messages.

Lesia Nelson will never forgot the moment she found out her oldest granddaughter died.

“I just jumped in my car and drove as fast as I could,” said Lesia Williams, victim’s grandmother. “They wouldn’t even let me get around. I said, ‘Just let me see my baby, I gotta see.’ They wouldn’t let me see her.”

Crime tape surrounded the Taylor Ridge Apartments near Northwest 36th and Ann Arbor Avenue over the weekend. Nelson said the two people who witnessed the shooting and Williams' final moments were her 14-year-old brother and mother.

“My baby died in her mom, in her arms,” Nelson said. “Can you imagine?”

Nelson said the alleged shooter ambushed the 20-year-old woman as she was walking out of her mom's apartment.

“Got out and walked around the corner,” Nelson said. “Waited for them to come downstairs.”

The family believes the person who pulled the trigger was a relative of Williams' boyfriend and said it possibly stemmed from an argument.

“We’re just needing answers. ‘Why? Why a girl?” Nelson said. “You know my baby just turned 20.” 

Nelson said her family will never be the same without Williams.

“I had 16 grandchildren,” Nelson said. “You all took one of my babies from me. He took a part of my heart. I can’t be healed.”

Nelson said investigators have the alleged shooter’s car description and security video.