Taveuan Williams on Facebook in RadioShack hostage drama: "Swear to God ima die"

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Pics, video below.
These days, lotsa people don't believe something has happened unless they've posted about it on Facebook. But Taveuan Williams is said to have taken such feelings to an extreme, when he reportedly Facebooked a photo while at the center of a six-hour hostage drama at an East Colfax RadioShack, along with a caption that read, "Swear to God ima die."

Williams may be only nineteen, but he's no stranger to violence. Indeed, he's quoted in a May 2009 Denver Post article about coming upon a dead body near a North Franklin bus stop while riding his bicycle. "I just woke up. I came down here and found out someone was dead," he said at the time, when he was just sixteen. His overall description of the experience: "It's crazy."

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The scene of the crime in a Fox31 screen capture.
No doubt the crowd that gathered outside the RadioShack on Friday morning felt likewise. Williams and Michael Annan, 25, allegedly tried to knock over the store, but something went terribly wrong, and they eventually holed up inside with a hostage, RadioShack manager Christopher Nimerfroh, 28. At least one of them is also said to have exchanged fire with police during the six-hour stand-off that followed -- when, that is, Williams wasn't Facebooking or texting with family and friends urging him to surrender.

According to the Post, one response to Williams read, "Come on man! Yo daughter needs you. Think about her!"

Seems that Williams eventually took this advice, surrendering to authorities along with Annan around 4 p.m. But Williams couldn't stop telling his story, subsequently agreeing to a jailhouse interview with Fox31. He said to correspondent Mark Meredith, "I wasn't trying to be big and bad...none of that. I'm not gonna lie...I was scared, I had emotions going through my stomach that I had never felt before."

He also said, "Hopefully I'll be able to see daylight again and I'll be able to see my little girl," but that seems unlikely outside of visiting hours. He and Annan are both being held on a $200,000 bond, and while charges have yet to be finalized, they'll likely call for an extended stretch at the Cross Bar Hotel.

Here's the Fox31 interview with Williams, accompanied by booking photos of him and Annan.

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Taveuan Williams.

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Michael Annan.

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karma123
karma123

that post was to juan leg 


karma123
karma123

youre pathetic, sitting on the internet posting your gay ass opinion.  let me make a most likely accurate assumption about you. youre probably sitting at someone elses computer talkin all your shit, cuz you dont have shit and you arnt shit. i know, you must be like "damn, how do i know that!" but take your time coming up with your response, i wont be around to read it, ill be out living life. loser.

RobertChase
RobertChase topcommenter

Acting out with a gun in your hand has dire consequences, and with 270,000,000 guns floating around the US, one is usually within easy reach when someone want to.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

Great job of parenting , Mamma Williams !

Mother of the Decade , for sure !

Tell me , " How are your boys doing ? "

Let us ALL share in the wonder w/ these two ,

of what life will be like in the year 2062 .

The year they will be eligible for parole .....

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

He MUST be talking to y'all when he was pleading to the reporter from the jail , " Put yourselves in my shoes . All those cold & lonely nights w/o nothing . Put yourselves in my shoes ... " .

I have one leg , ( Hence the Juan Leg . ) , and only wear shoe . Not shoes .

You see ? He CAN'T be talking about me .

I personally say , " See ya IGNORANTS ! "

And NEVER will these two IGNORANTS cross my thoughts again .......

mind.your.own
mind.your.own

@Juan_Leg. Grow the fuck up and watch who u talking to and about my cousin only have one kid in this situation and did the best she could by her children as a single mother get out our family business its motha fuckas like u why people get looked at in such a wrong manner when u don't know them or the situation and this goes for any other fucker talkin negative stupid dumb ass bitches

IcePick
IcePick

 @Juan_Leg No surprise YOU felt a need to comment.  I notice a striking dis-similarity in your comments on the Holmes reports and this.  You are a blatant racist and a troll too stupid to notice that the two perps do not even have the same last name.  Troll away, hater.

Juan_Leg
Juan_Leg

 @IcePick  < -------- Believes himself , 'The Voice of a Black Nation' !

Isn't your elementary school reunion coming soon ?

Will you share these blogs to impress ?

Stupid IGNORANT !!!!

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