By DON PLUMMER for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/02/06
Smyrna police have identified two men they are seeking in the November
shooting of a world renowned primatologist, gunned down in the parking lot of a
Warrants in the shooting of Shelly Williams on Nov. 7 have been issued for
Kendall Markell Bolden of Nashville and Terrance D. Reid of Charlotte, police
Bolden, 23, who police believe may be in the Atlanta area, is charged with
firing the shot that struck Williams. He is also charged in connection with a
botched cocaine sale in the parking lot of the Spring Road shopping center
where Williams was shot, said police spokesman Officer Clark Pino.
Reid, 33, is charged with theft and drug charges in connection with "a drug
deal that had gone bad," Pino said.
"Bolden has been identified as the driver of the white pickup truck that was
seen leaving the area after the shooting," Pino said. "Reid was also
identified as the passenger in the same vehicle."
A third man, 24-year-old Elliott Mitchell, who is serving a prison sentence
in South Carolina, also has been charged in connection with the shooting,
Williams, 49 who at the time was planning a trip to Africa to further
document her 2002 discovery of a new great ape species, was paralyzed by the
gunshot as she was taking clothes to be altered.
Williams is a star in the world of primatology best known as the first
scientist to videotape what may be a previously unknown group of large apes in
the jungles of Central Africa.
If the apes are eventually confirmed by others to be a new species of
primate, it could be one of the most important wildlife discoveries in decades,
New Scientist magazine said in 2004.
Also see November 2005 article http://www.bigfootencounters.com/hominids/shelly.htm
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