Man released from prison 1 month ago charged with murder after man found fatally shot outside Argyle Forest hotel

Booking photo of Antonio L. Williams (Provided by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 34-year-old man who was recently released from prison is behind bars again after he was charged with murder in the shooting death of a man whose body was found Tuesday outside a hotel in the Argyle Forest area.

Antonio L. Williams is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

JSO said it got a call just before 8 a.m. Tuesday that someone had been shot at least once.

Officers later found the man dead in front of one of the hotels on Youngerman Circle East. JSO said the victim was in his late 20s or early 30s.

According to an arrest report, Williams and the victim were in the same room at a hotel. Williams left first, then the victim came out. According to the report, Williams could be seen on surveillance video crouched behind a car as the victim approached.

Williams’ coat and bag were found in a nearby dumpster after the shooting, and he was found in a nearby parking lot and taken into custody.

He was arrested and charged after being interviewed.

Williams served nearly eight years in prison for racketeering and was sentenced to another year in prison in 2021 for drug dealing. He had just been released on Nov. 16.