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Family, friends mourn 4 years after man's slaying

Derek Williams shot, killed four years ago; no arrests made

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Family and friends of one of the victims killed in a quadruple shooting four years ago gathered Saturday day to remember him. 

Derek Williams was 25 years old when he and three others were killed in a Murray Hill home. 
On Nov. 7, 2013, at 10:50 p.m., the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call by neighbors who heard multiple gunshots on Randolph Street -- a dead-end road off Cassat Avenue.

When police arrived, they found four people shot. Three died at the scene and the fourth was taken to UF Health Jacksonville, where she later died.

Later in the day, police identified the victims as Keshell Brown, 21, Keyonna Brown, 22, Gontrell Hagans, 27, and Williams.

There have been no arrests made in the shooting. That's one of the things the Williams family said is most upsetting. 

“I'm not going to stop fighting until we have answers because I want to look them in the eyes and ask them why?” Williams’ aunt Sabrina Rozier said.

Williams left behind two sons and a daughter. One of his sons, of the same name, was old enough to remember what happened to his dad.

“I miss him so much,” Derek Williams said. “Every day we needed something, he would come home and bring it to us. He would make sure we were OK and safe.”

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-866-845-TIPS.