Alleged I-580 Shooter Due Back in Court in August

View Comments

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ The Northern California man charged after a weekend shootout with police on an Oakland freeway is due back in court next month after additional charges were filed against him.

Byron Williams, who has been charged with four counts of attempted murder on peace officers, as well as enhancements for firearms, body armor and gang activity, was in court Wednesday for a plea hearing.

Williams did not enter a plea during the hearing, but was ordered to return to court August 11.

Prosecutors on Wednesday also filed two additional felony charges against Wiliams of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The 45-year-old Williams was arrested after a gunbattle with 12 officers on Interstate 580 early Sunday.

Police say at the time of the shootout, Williams was planning an attack on the ACLU and another nonprofit group, the Tide Foundation in San Francisco.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 56,804 other followers